Animal Survival In Inherited Habitats

Schauber is working with researchers from the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Texas Tech and the University of North Dakota on the eight-year, more than $800,000 study, funded by the National Science Foundation.

Written by: Jessica Behnham

Researchers are exploring how inheriting favorable or unfavorable habitat affects the overall rise and fall of animal populations. For some animal species, inheriting habitat may play as much of a role in survival as inheriting intelligence, fertility, camouflage or other genetically transferred characteristics.

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