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A new estimate of biodiversity on Earth

Anyone who has studied biology, watched a nature documentary, or, for that matter, simply enjoyed time in the outdoors, has likely been amazed by the variety of plant and animal life on our planet. The pie on the left shows a traditional Estimate of the relative richness of different groups of organisms based on numbers  of described species (Wilson 1992), the middle shows an estimate based on projected richness of different...

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