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Island Biogeography, the Effects of Taxonomic Effort and the Importance of Island Niche Diversity to Single-Island Endemic Species.

Island Biogeography, the Effects of Taxonomic Effort and the Importance.pdf
Island biogeography theory is fundamentally reliant on measuring the number of species per island and hence has taxonomy at its foundation. Yet as a metric used in tests of the theory, island species richness (S) has varied with time according to the…

Biogeography of Mediterranean Hotspot
Biodiversity Re-Evaluating the 'Tertiary
Relict' Hypothesis of Macaronesian Laurel

Biogeography of Mediterranean Hotspot.pdf
The Macaronesian laurel forests (MLF) are dominated by trees with a laurophyll habit comparable to evergreen humid forests which were scattered across Europe and the Mediterranean in the Paleogene and Neogene. Therefore, MLF are traditionally…

The most electric place on Earth

At one lake in Venezuela, lightning flashes 28 times a minute

What's the wettest place on Earth?

There are many wet places, but which one gets the crown for being the wettest on Earth?

The fattest animal on Earth

Is it a whale, bear, supersized walrus or something altogether unexpected?

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One animal is more venomous than any other

Snakes are famous for their venom, and justifiably so. But the most venomous creature of all often comes as a surprise

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Meet the lizards that suck up rain with their skin

Three lizard species on three different continents have evolved similar networks of "drinking straws" between their scales, to make the most of rare rainfall

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How long will life survive on planet Earth?

Life on Earth will surely be wiped out eventually. But how long does it have, and what will it take to sterilise the entire planet?

The animals and plant that can live forever

Most animals eventually get old and die. But a few lucky species don't seem to feel the weight of time, and just keep going and going

Is the sea really blue?

What affects the colour of the oceans and why does it matter so much?

Why do leaves change colour in autumn?

The glory of autumn explained: Chris Packham reveals why leaves change from greens to reds and golden yellows

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Why termites build such enormous skyscrapers?

There is a new theory to explain why termites build such tall mounds – and it suggests architects could take inspiration from the tiny insects

The remote lake that tells the story of humanity's birth

One lake in Kenya has yielded fossils that revolutionised our understanding of human evolution

The largest living thing on Earth is a humongous fungus

Forget blue whales and giant redwood trees. The biggest living organism is over 2 miles across, and you'll hardly ever see it

Where is the windiest place on Earth?

Oklahoma, Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and a small island off the coast of Australia are all in the running

Discover how Norway saved its vanishing forests

A century ago, Norway was on the brink of losing its forests forever. Today they are growing every year

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The world's last truly wild horse is making a comeback

Most of the horses we think of as "wild" are just domestic horses gone feral. There is only one type of horse that remains utterly wild

The strange beasts that live in solid rock deep undeground

Drill down a mile or two into Earth's crust and you will find solid rock, unbearable heat and little oxygen. Yet it turns out there is also thriving animal life

How hot can the Earth get?

An article about global warming