The Amazon rain forest is one of the most diverse places on Earth, home to unknown thousands of species, including thousands of trees. Until now, scientists…Read More »
didn't know which trees dominated the forest and where different tree species were located. A new study published in the Oct. 17, 2013, issue of the journal Science examined an area of the Amazon and found that only a few dozen tree species are very common, or "hyperdominant." Less «
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French Guiana forest canopy
Credit: Daniel Sabatier | Dr. ter Steege and colleagues.
Canopy of a forest in French Guiana with Amazonian hyper-dominant tree species, including Symphonia globulifera, Euterpe edulis (small starlike crowns)…Read More »
and Mauritia flexuosa (large fan-shape leaves). Less «
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Los Amigos River and forests
Credit: Antonio Vizcaíno | Dr. ter Steege and colleagues.
Forests along the Los Amigos River in southeastern Peru.