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Researchers confirm scale matters in determining vulnerability of freshwater fish to climate changes

Ph.D. student Sam Silknetter and Associate Professor Meryl Mims recently led a team that explored the influence the spatial extent of research – the geographical coverage of data collected – has on evaluating the sensitivity of different fish species to climate change. The findings were published in Ecosphere.

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