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Guam’s forests are being slowly killed off – by a snake

By The Conversation

Research by Haldre Rogers, assistant professor in ecology, evolution and organismal biology at Iowa State University, and Elizabeth Wandrag, postdoctoral fellow in ecology at the University of Canberra, shows that an invasive species of snake, which is killing many bird species on the Pacific island of Guam, is having a severe knock-off effect for Guam’s trees, which rely on birds to spread their seeds.