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This Northern gray-cheeked salamander, P. montanus, is one of the native Appalachian mountain range salamander species that has gotten significantly smaller, according to field research and studies of museum samples by Associate Prof. Karen Lips and coll

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Red-backed salamanders and other species are getting smaller in response to climate change

This red-backed salamander is one of the Appalachian Mountain native species that have gotten smaller since the 1950s in response to climate change, according to research led by Associate Professor of Biology Karen Lips. The findings from this field resea

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Salamanders are getting smaller in response to climate change, UMD researchers find

UMD Associate Professor of Biology Karen Lips and research assistant Ed Kabay measure a wild-caught salamander. Lips and others in her lab compared wild salamanders in VA and MD with samples taken over many decades by Prof. Emeritus Richard Highton and st

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Northern gray-cheeked salamander samples collected decades ago helped show that Appalachian salamand

This trayful of Northern gray-cheeked salamanders, collected decades ago by Prof. Richard Highton, are stored in a Smithsonian Institution facility in Suitland, MD. Karen Lips and colleagues used them to show that Appalachian salamander species are gettin

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red-backed salamanders and other species are getting smaller due to climate change

This red-backed salamander was part of field research by Associate Prof. Karen Lips and colleagues showing that 7 of 8 salamander species studied in the Appalachian Mountains of MD and VA have gotten smaller over the past 50 years due to climate change.

 
 
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