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Department of Biological Sciences

Dr. Nathan Senner coauthored a commentary in the journal Science


Climate change affects organisms in a variety of ways, including through changes in interactions between species. A recent study published in 2018 claims that climate change has disrupted patterns of nest predation in shorebirds. More specifically, it reports that predation rates have increased since the 1950s, especially in the Arctic. In their comment published in Science, several authors including Nate Senner describe methodological problems with that analysis and argue that there is no solid statistical support for their claims. Their comment has also been highlighted here.

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