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  • Scientists watch as water fleas take over new territory

    University of Illinois animal biology professor Carla Cáceres and graduate student Christopher Holmes led a study of Daphnia pulex, an aquatic crustacean, to gain insight into the ecology of ponds.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:                                                            

    To reach Carla Cáceres, call 217-244-2139; email cecacere@illinois.edu.
    To reach Christopher Holmes, email cholmes@life.illinois.edu.                                                                   
    The paper “Initial genetic diversity enhances population establishment and alters genetic structuring of a newly established Daphnia metapopulation” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.1111/mec.13672