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Scale is a key ingredient when tracking biodiversity, researchers say


July 2, 2018

To fully understand biodiversity and how it is changing, you need to look near, far and in-between, according to a new study. Researchers at Yale University studied 50 years of data about nesting birds in North America and tracked biodiversity changes on a local, regional and continental scale. They found significant differences in how much change had occurred, based upon how wide a geographic net they cast. Full Story

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