Squirrel Research Featured in Popular Science

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A new study by David Fisher, a post-doctoral researcher, and integrative biology professor Andrew McAdam was featured in Popular Science  July 13.

The researchers discovered that squirrels born earlier in the year have better survival rates—probably because they have their pick of new real estate. The study is among the first to show multilevel natural selection, which occurs when traits of a group such as a herd or flock influence the success of individuals, Fisher said.