Explore the fascinating transition from early cells to multi-celled animals.
Source: Videos / What Caused Life’s Major Evolutionary Transitions – Stated Clearly
Explaining species richness patterns is a key question in ecology. Peterset al. sample diverse plant and animal groups across elevation on Mt. Kilimanjaro to show that, while disparate factors drive distributions of individual taxa, diversity overall decreases with elevation, mostly driven by effects of temperature.
Source: Temperature drives biodiversity
The discovery raises the possibility that the success of Inuit over millennia in the frozen Arctic was supported by newly acquired genetic traits
Human activity doesn’t just reduce biodiversity – new research explores how we are continually creating new species and ecosystems, too.