Galapagos study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change

ScienceDaily | Oct 16, 2019 at 5:31 PM
  • New research by Brown University biologists studying the effects of wave turbulence on sea creatures paints a clearer picture of why biologically diverse communities are more likely to thrive.
  • Working in the Galapagos Islands, the Brown biologists studied wave motions, conducted underwater experiments and used marine life censuses to evaluate the effects of wave turbulence on sea urchins and fish feeding on algae.
  • Highly mobile foragers appear to favor turbulent areas because these locations contain particularly abundant food sources.