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Wetlands research offers look at climate change

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JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Mother Nature is full of competitions that cause species to rise and fall with shifting climate conditions in the prairie potholes pockmarking the James River Valley.

Consider the rivalry between the yellow-headed blackbird and red-winged blackbird.

During the drought of the late 1980s and early 1990s, the yellow-headed blackbird flourished. It did well in habitat rich with cattails, which thrived as wetlands receded in the drought.

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