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'Biodiversity Beyond the Habitat's Borders


May 22, 2009

pine plantation forest Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., along with collaborators at three other universities, have discovered that the biodiversity in a patch of habitat can extend outside the borders of a protected area; this effect is magnified when corridors--skinny strips of land--connect the habitats. Their findings was reported online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of May 18, 2009. Full Story

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