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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Species Interactions and Ants
All living creatures exist within ecological communities, and they have important interactions with other creatures...
Underground Fungi: Friends and Enemies of Rice...
Humans have been growing rice for thousands of years, but we haven’t been doing it alone this whole time. With over 7.6...
Plants Are Not Animals and Animals Are Not Plants...
On land, plants make their own food by photosynthesis and animals live by eating other things. However, in the...
A Brief Account of Human Evolution for Young Minds
ABSTRACT The knowledge of humans origin is provided by the research of paleontologists that are scientists studying...