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Surveying Biodiversity with Leeches
Diana Kwon | May 31, 2018
Scientists are searching for signatures of mammals within the blood meals of the invertebrates.
Humans Lived in Southeast Asia More Than 60,000 Years Ago
Shawna Williams | Aug 9, 2017
Tooth fossils of cave dwellers represent the first known instance of our species inhabiting a rainforest.
A Snake Species Not Seen Alive for 64 Years Appears in Brazil
Ignacio Amigo | May 31, 2017
Locals helped researchers find the extremely rare boa.
Image of the Day: Eye in the Sky
Staff | Jan 30, 2017
Scientists use remote sensing data from satellites to map biodiversity in the Amazon and Peruvian Andes forests.
Global Tree Count Updated
Karen Zusi | Sep 3, 2015
Latest study puts the total number of trees on Earth at 3 trillion, well above previous estimates.
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Ruth Williams | Sep 11, 2014
Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.
For the Greater Good?
Tracy Vence | Jan 27, 2014
Pathogenic fungi and insect herbivores appear to support plant biodiversity in the rainforests.
Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 24, 2013
Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.
Spider Sculpts Fake Spider
Dan Cossins | Dec 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.
Saving the Amazon Rainforest
Sabrina Richards | Jan 16, 2012
Global donations to Ecuador’s project to trade clean energy for Amazonian oil mean the rainforest stays intact for now.