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Disturbance Can Benefit Some Rare Forest Plants

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June 1, 2001
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While human disturbances can destroy ecosystems, new research shows that a little disturbance can be good for forest plants with small ranges. Called endemics, these species are often a conservation priority and this is the first study of how human disturbances affect them.

While human disturbances can destroy ecosystems, new research shows that a little disturbance can be good for forest plants with small ranges. Called endemics, these species are often a conservation priority and this is the first study of how human disturbances affect them.


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