National Geographic
| by Christie Wilcox

Loren McClenachan was quoted in the National Geographic article titled “The silent decline of the platypus, Australia’s beloved oddity.” The decline was noted in a study that made use of historical data, which is McClenachan’s specialty. “For species like platypus, whose population declines happened before ecologists started studying them, these types of historical observations are extremely valuable,” said McCleanchan, Colby’s Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.

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