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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We would like to thank our team of Science Mentors for their valuable contribution to Frontiers for Young Minds.
Their input and guidance during the review process helps our Young Reviewers understand the importance of their role and their connection to the scientific community.
Rising From the Ashes: The Role of Fires in...
Fire is a natural and healthy part of many ecosystems, and many plant species rely on it to reproduce. Some species...
Super-Small Predators in Soils: Who Are They and...
There are millions of species living in soils. Most of this biodiversity is made up of bacteria and fungi, tiny...
Aliens From an Underwater World
About 3.1 billion people around the world live within 100 km of the coastline. If you are one of those people, then you...
Animal Emotions—Do Animals Feel as We Do?
Emotions are an essential part of how we experience our world. Humans can express emotions by telling others how we...