New research from the University of British Columbia has revealed that Earth’s biomass is predominantly concentrated in organisms at either end of the size spectrum. In the first study of its kind, Dr. Eden Tekwa surveyed the body sizes of all living organisms on Earth and discovered that the smallest and largest organisms significantly outweigh all others. This unexpected pattern challenges current theories, which predict that biomass would be spread evenly across all body sizes.
Life comes in all shapes in sizes, but some sizes are more popular than others, new research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) has found.
In the first study of its kind published today (March 29) in PLOS ONE, Dr. Eden Tekwa, who conducted the study as a postdoctoral fellow at UBC’s department of zoology, surveyed the body sizes of all Earth’s living organisms, and uncovered an unexpected pattern. Contrary to what current
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