Saturday, 28 April 2012
Monday, 2 June 2008
Biodiversity enables ecosystems to be more productive
Research in Patagonia suggests that a reduction in the number of species reduces an ecosystem's productivity, i.e. its capacity to sequester carbon.
Friday, 23 May 2008
Biodiversity in the human ecosystem
Bacteria that live on and in the human body have 10 times the number of genes found in the human genome, and distinctive types of bacteria are specialized to live in particular areas such as the inside of the elbow or the inner forearm. "Bacteria Thrive in Inner Elbow; No Harm Done," N.Y. Times, May 23, 2008.
Thursday, 3 January 2008