Local salamanders could shed light on life under climate change

Richmond Times-Dispatch: Does a rough life as a youngster foretell hard times as an adult? A Virginia Commonwealth University researcher wants to know if that’s true -- for salamanders. Doctoral student Julie Charbonnier is studying whether deprivation in early life affects how the little amphibians might fare in a world changed by global warming. “How does your childhood impact you later in life?” asked Charbonnier, summarizing the work. The object of her attention is the spotted salamander, a dark little cigar......

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