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Dynamic rivers contributed to Amazon's rich bird diversity

One of the most contentious questions in evolutionary biology is, how did the Amazon become so rich in species? A new study focused on birds examines how the movements of rivers in the Amazon have contributed to that area's ...

Diversity matters: Species richness keeps ecosystems running

Microorganisms, plants, and animals accomplish great feats every day. For example, by decomposing material, producing plant biomass, or pollinating flowers, they keep nature 'up and running," thereby securing the livelihood ...

Two biodiversity refugia identified in the Eastern Bering Sea

Scientists from Hokkaido University have used species survey and climate data to identify two marine biodiversity refugia in the Eastern Bering Sea—regions where species richness, community stability and climate stability ...

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