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Climate change has caused an increase in global water temperatures, leading to increased ranges of previously tropical fish. • Generalist, invasive species are capable of adapting to new environments by utilizing a wide range of resources in the invaded ecosystem. • A number of non-native fish species, including Cichlasoma urophthalmus, can now be found in Florida, however, their ecological and evolutionary implications are unknown. • The impact of colder waters on the morphological features of generalist, invasive species is also unknown.

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Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ralph G. Turingan



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