New insights into the systematics, evolution and feeding anatomy of baleen whales
Dr. Annalisa Berta

New insights into the systematics, evolution and feeding anatomy of baleen whales […]

Steve Hubbell

I study very species - rich plant communities-tropical rain forests. I particularly want to know the answer to a classic question in ecology: how can so many tree species coexist in tropical forests? To try to find out, in 1980 a colleague, Robin Foster, and I set up a permanent forest plot on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in the Panama Canal. [ read more]

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