Research finds tree diversity, growth link
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Distinguished Professor Stephen Hubbell is quoted in a Seattle Times article about research on tree growth and tree diversity in forests.
A study by a group of researchers, including two scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, shows that soil organisms are targeting seedlings in tropical forests in a way that helps maintain the diversity of the forests.
"One of the great mysteries of lowland tropical rain forests is their extraordinary richness in tree species. This is a marvelous, well-designed study that makes a major contribution to our understanding of how tropical forests work," said Hubbell.
To read the full article by Sarah Perdue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel click here.
Published: Monday, June 28, 2010