Biodiversity Discovery: The Great Unknown

“A lifetime can be spent in a Magellanic voyage around the trunk of a single tree.” - E. O. Wilson
Dragonfly at Yellowstone National Park
Mayfly at Yellowstone National Park.

NPS Photo.

Imagine for a moment that you are an explorer in a strange new world. Most of the living creatures on this planet are unknown. You don’t know what they are called, what their functions are, or how they interact with each other.
Welcome to the Planet Earth, circa the first half of the 21st century, where the vast majority of species remain undiscovered.

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