Healthy ecosystems often rely on secret agents. Not spies, but organisms that might not seem to have an obvious connection to a natural community.
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By Molly Michelson In ecosystems, every organism plays a part. From the smallest microbe to the fiercest predator to the tallest tree, each species contributes to making its community healthy. But this role isn’t always obvious. Take the colorful toucan and the palm tree Euterpe edulis in the Brazilian rainforest. Scientists have long understood that [...]
What influences biodiversity? A staggering number of arthropods.