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Size increase in high elevation ground squirrels over the last century

Eastman, Lindsey M.; Morelli, Toni Lyn; Rowe, Kevin C.; Conroy, Chris J.; Moritz, Craig


There is increasing evidence for morphological change in response to recent environmental change, but how this relates to fluctuations in geographic range remains unclear. We measured museum specimens from two time periods (1902-1950 and 2000-2008) that vary significantly in climate to assess if and how two high elevation contracting species of ground squirrels in the Sierra Nevada of California, Belding's ground squirrel (Urocitellus beldingi) and the golden-mantled ground squirrel...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Global Change Biology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02644.x


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