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2010-05-26 09:25:00

The majestic animals most closely associated with the African savanna – fierce lions, massive elephants, towering giraffes – may be relatively minor players when it comes to shaping the ecosystem.

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2008-01-28 16:05:00

It is like the premise of a popular home improvement show: in the before photos, the surroundings are undesirable and in the after shot there’s lots of attractive spaces to grab a meal, start a family and relax in seclusion from life’s stresses.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.