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Climate change is helping invasive species take over trout habitats in Montana – Washington Post

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If you grab your fishing pole and head to a river in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, you may easily make a catch.

But thanks to human-caused climate change, that fish is more likely to be a nonnative species.

A study in Science Advances shows that Montana’s changing climate is causing native trout to dwindle — and facilitating the rise of invasive species.

By Erin Blakemore

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Climate Change, Aquatic Invaders Turn Up the Heat on Native Trout

Using three decades of monitoring data, local researchers reveal how the interplay of aquatic invaders and warming stream temperatures are driving steep declines in native trout populations

By Tristan Scott

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