Posts Tagged ‘rainforests’

Undercover Ecosystem Agents

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
ecosystems, biodiversity, coral reefs, rainforests, alpine, forests, meadows, moray, deforestation, sediment

Healthy ecosystems often rely on secret agents. Not spies, but organisms that might not seem to have an obvious connection to a natural community.

Toucans in the Forest Ecosystem

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
toucans, ecosystems, rainforests, forests, palm trees, seeds, palms, beaks

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 […]

Arthropods and Biodiversity

Monday, December 17th, 2012
insects, biodiversity, beetles, forests, rainforests, arthropods

What influences biodiversity? A staggering number of arthropods.

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