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Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches

By Diana Kwon | June 1, 2018

Scientists are searching for signatures of mammals within the blood meals of the invertebrates.

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Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago

By Shawna Williams | August 9, 2017

Tooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.

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Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.

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Image of the Day: Eye in the Sky

By The Scientist Staff | January 31, 2017

Scientists use remote sensing data from satellites to map biodiversity in the Amazon and Peruvian Andes forests.

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Global Tree Count Updated

By Karen Zusi | September 3, 2015

Latest study puts the total number of trees on Earth at 3 trillion, well above previous estimates.

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Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms

By Ruth Williams | September 11, 2014

Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.

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For the Greater Good?

By Tracy Vence | January 27, 2014

Pathogenic fungi and insect herbivores appear to support plant biodiversity in the rainforests.

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Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By Edyta Zielinska | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.

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Spider Sculpts Fake Spider

By Dan Cossins | December 19, 2012

A putative new species of spider found in the Peruvian Amazon uses forest debris to weave sculptures that resemble a giant spider into its web.

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Saving the Amazon Rainforest

By Sabrina Richards | January 16, 2012

Global donations to Ecuador’s project to trade clean energy for Amazonian oil mean the rainforest stays intact for now.

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