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The lizards rewriting the rules of ecology

Evolutionary experiment introduced predators to island ecosystems.

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Introducing a new top-predator onto islands in the Caribbean turned out to be bad news for some small tree-dwelling lizards. Ecologists spent six years running a series of evolutionary experiments, observing the lives of brown anoles, green anoles and predatory curly-tailed lizards. The results could impact how ecologists manage introduced and invasive predators around the world.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01782-7

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