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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Divide and Diminish" - excellent piece in the NY Times today

In today's NY Times, there's an excellent piece on biodiversity & ecology by Olivia Judson.  Her thesis is that as humans continue to carve up ecosystems into smaller, disconnected pieces, that animals living in those ecosystems will become smaller in size, and in addition those ecosystems become less diverse, simpler, and in general less interesting places.