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Eco-Evo Effects Up and Down the Food Chain

Science  24 Aug 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6097, pp. 906-907
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6097.906

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Researchers are exploring links between evolution and ecology in a number of different settings, documenting interconnections that extend down to genetic changes. One notable example focuses on how the alewife, a fish that lives in lakes in eastern North America, shapes and is shaped by its freshwater ecosystem. The researchers have shown how these so-called eco-evo effects can ripple across a food web in unexpected ways.

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