Unlike many other areas of biology, which are concerned with individual organisms, ecologists study how organisms affect, and are affected by, their environment. Ecosystems are formed from a delicate web of habitat, food sources, prey and predators, and an imbalance can be devastating to all links in the chain. The ways in which human activity is influencing a broad range of ecosystems is of particular importance, as it is leading to a huge loss of biodiversity.
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How many species are unknown to science? And will we ever know the true number, before many of them are wiped out?
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The Origins of Life - Where and how did life begin?
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Scientists agree that human activities are causing climate change, but the finer details are still unknown.
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Despite its amazing ability to explain how species change and diverge there are some areas of evolution that scientists are still working to understand.
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We see birds around us every day, so you might think we know all there is to know about our feathered friends - but that is far from the case!
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