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Staying Alive in a Hotter, Drier Climate

Caption: A researcher bags a red backed salamander, Plethodon cenereus, prior to swabbing it, measuring it, and releasing it. Next, researchers will study whether smaller size is a useful adaptation to climate change, or is related to population declines.

Credit: Nicholas M. Caruso

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