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Climate change and invasive species alter native treefrog communities
05 March, 2023
Publication Alert! Scheffers lab PhD student, J. Alex Baecher, led a paper in Journal of Animal Ecology about the dual threats posed to a common and widespread native treefrog community in the southeastern USA: climate change and invasive Cuban treefrogs. While study focuses on applied issues, the implications of this stand in opposition to a widely held, but increasingly criticized hypothesis known as "environmental filtering".
Given this paper offers both applied and theoretical insights to a well-known and charismatic community, there was considerable interest from the public:
Title: Experimental evaluation of how biological invasions and climate change interact to alter the vertical assembly of an amphibian community