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by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The influence of area on the number of species
Replies: 7
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The mathematical pattern is simply: 10 x area = 2 x no. of species, but I think you get that. I take it what your struggling to get your head around is the fact that only 10% of the area could still support half of the original species? It is just a generalization, so don't take it as gospel. I thin...
by BasicBiology
Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Are Evergreens better for reducing carbon?
Replies: 3
Views: 13018

Obviously plants are carbon sinks, but unless the carbon that they remove form the atmosphere is locked up indefinitely in their tissue, it will find its way back into the atmosphere through respiration. Leaves are generally poor long term sinks of carbon as they have relatively quick rates of decom...