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Study Of Tropical Forests Overturns Important Theory In Ecology -- Finding May Cast Doubt On Some Conservation Methods

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February 3, 1999
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Princeton University
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A painstaking effort to track every square inch of plant life in large patches of tropical forests has started to produce significant discoveries in ecology. Princeton professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Stephen Hubbell, a founder of the project, is using the research to answer fundamental questions about what factors come into play in maintaining the diversity of life on Earth.

PRINCETON, N.J. -- A painstaking effort to track every square inch of plant life in large patches of tropical forests has started to produce significant discoveries in ecology. Princeton professor of ecology and evolutionary biology Stephen Hubbell, a founder of the project, is using the research to answer fundamental questions about what factors come into play in maintaining the diversity of life on Earth.


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Princeton University. "Study Of Tropical Forests Overturns Important Theory In Ecology -- Finding May Cast Doubt On Some Conservation Methods." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/02/990203083455.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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