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Aussie rodents make it to CNN!

Native Australian rodents got a little bit of international press!

I spoke to Susan Scutti from CNN about what drove the diversification of the native rodents of Australia and New Guinea, as well as how human-mediated impacts have driven (and continue to drive!) massive extinctions and declines in the past 200 years.

You can check out the article on the CNN website here: “Before humans, Australia was colonized by rats”.

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