Biology is the study of life, and what could be more important than that? When scientists study the variety of that life – called biodiversity – they can use tools from ecology, evolution, conservation, genetics, and even the management of our natural resources. They find and describe new species, explore uncharted ecosystems, study how and why species change, investigate patterns in where and when species live, and study processes that make it possible for an ecosystem to survive or thrive. This section of Frontiers for Young Minds will include articles that describe, explore, and explain biological diversity on Earth – past, present, and future. From paleontology to botany to zoology (all animals big and small, from elephants to microbes), articles will address how living things adapt, change, and use or influence each other. Biodiversity wants to provide an opportunity for the next generation to understand the processes that have helped create this biological diversity, so that they are prepared to protect and sustain a biodiverse planet into the future.
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Using DNA to Predict How Fast Bacteria can Grow
Bacteria are single-celled organisms that live out their lives at a microscopic scale. We can find bacteria everywhere...
Mr. and Mrs. Crab: How Can We Tell Them Apart?
Male and female mud crabs may look alike at first glance, but clear differences in physical characteristics exist...
How Can We Use DNA to “See” Inside Microbes?
Have you heard of bacteria and viruses? They are a part of a field of science called microbiology, which is the study...
Shielding Fish to Protect Whales and Fishers...
Some toothed whale species have gotten used to stealing or damaging fish that have been captured by the fishing...