Contact: Robin Ann Smith
National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
Caption: To find out if noise affected the number of piņon pine seeds that animals ate, the researchers scattered piņon pine seeds underneath piņon pine trees in noisy and quiet sites, using a motion-triggered camera to figure out what animals took the seeds.
Credit: Photo courtesy of Clinton Francis.
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