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6000 years of emu mysteries unveiled – PerthNow

Scientists have used cutting-edge analysis and modelling to track how climate change has moved emu populations through Australia over the last 6000 years.



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The emu – an iconic Australian bird, but also something of an enigma.
“They’re so widespread, but we really don’t know much about them,” says Western Sydney University PhD student Julia Ryeland.
“How do you know how they’re going to be affected by anthropogenic change when we don’t even know basic things like lifespan?”
Ms Ryeland and other researchers at Western Sydney University and the University of Tasmania are the authors of a new study that sheds light on the mysterious bird.
The scientists…

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