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Published on Nov 14, 2011
The soils in tundra, grasslands, tropical forests are very different, but they have one thing in common; they all host an astounding diversity of life. Inhabiting these underground worlds are millions of species, which play vital roles in maintaining soil health and preserving the balance of their ecosystems. In the latest Bio News from the Museum's Science Bulletins program, a new study shows that biodiversity underground is much greater than previously thought, with a direct relationship to life on the surface. View the story in AMNH's Hall of Biodiversity until December 14, 2011 or online. For background information, educational resources, and more, visit the Science Bulletins Web site at http://www.amnh.org/sciencebulletins/.
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.