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Scott Mangan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Caption: Scott Mangan, post doctoral fellow from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discovered that underground organisms are key to the maintenance of species diversity and patterns of tree-species relative abundance.

Credit: Marcos Guerra--STRI

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