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Amazon Tree Count Shows Just a Few Species in Charge (11 of 11)

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Caption: In this podcast, Hans ter Steege of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in The Netherlands provides highlights from a study in which he and colleagues cataloged trees in the Amazon Basin, only to discover the region's rich biodiversity is dependent on an extremely small suite of tree species. This podcast relates to a paper that appeared in the 18 October, 2013, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Hans ter Steege at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, Netherlands, and colleagues was titled, "Hyperdominance in the Amazonian Tree Flora."

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