Museum of Zoology
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On U-M Gateway: Migratory birds shrinking as climate warms, new analysis of four-decade record shows
North American migratory birds have been getting smaller over the past four decades, and their wings have gotten a bit longer. Both changes appear to be responses to a warming climate.
On U-M Gateway: First widespread chytrid fungus infections in frogs of Peruvian Amazon rain forests reported
“This knowledge can help conservation biologists better tailor their management strategies to slow frog population declines around the world.” ~Imani Russell (UM EEB MS 2018)
A University of Michigan EEB led team documented 15 rare predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including images and video of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum.
Warning to arachnophobes: The video below is the stuff of nightmares!
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