Muck Is Last Frontier of Biodiversity, Experts Argue

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: February 6, 2003   View Article

“Biodiversity” evokes lush, tropical forests teeming with animals and carpeted with vibrant vegetation. But for many scientists and soil specialists, biodiversity signifies the wet, clammy muck beneath the forest floor.

That muck, they say, is the last frontier in the science of biodiversity, and it deserves international conservation focus.

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