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EUGENE, Ore. -- Nov. 18, 2014 -- Leave it to long-dead short-tailed shrew and flying squirrels to outfox climate-modelers trying to predict future habitats. Evidence from the fossil record shows that gluttonous insect-eating shrew didn't live where a species distribution technique drawn by biologists put it 20,000 years ago to survive the reach of glaciers, says University of Oregon geologist Edward B. Davis. The shrew is not alone.
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|Lionfish Characteristics Make Them More 'Terminator' Than Predator|
By Oregon State University
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – New research on the predatory nature of red lionfish, the invasive Pacific Ocean species that is decimating native fish populations in parts of the Caribbean Sea
Lionfish Analysis Reveals Most Vulnerable Prey as Invasion Continues
By Oregon State University
|From Obscurity to Dominance: Tracking the Rapid Evolutionary Rise of Ray-finned Fish|
By University of Michigan
ANN ARBOR—Mass extinctions, like lotteries, result in a multitude of losers and a few lucky winners. This is the story of one of the winners, a small, shell-crushing predatory
|Fish Was on the Menu for Early Flying Dinosaur|
By University of Alberta
(Edmonton) University of Alberta led research reveals that Microraptor, a small flying dinosaur was a complete hunter, able to swoop down and pickup fish as well as its previously
|The Winners of Mass Extinction: with Predators Gone, Prey Thrives|
By University of Chicago Medical Center
In modern ecology, the removal or addition of a predator to an ecosystem can produce dramatic changes in the population of prey species. For the first time, scientists have
Counting Fish Teeth Reveals Regulatory DNA Changes Behind Rapid Evolution, Adaptation
By University of California - Berkeley
|Great Lakes Fish Feed on Invading Shrimp|
By Queen's University
The latest invader of the Great Lakes—Hemimysis anomala, or more commonly the bloody red shrimp after its bright red spots—may become a new food source for fish, allaying concerns
Colossal Aggregations of Giant Alien Freshwater Fish as a Potential Biogeochemical Hotspot
By Public Library of Science
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