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Science Bulletins: Habitat Corridors Benefit Isolated Plants

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In many open habitats, more than one-third of seeds are wind-dispersed. For isolated patches of plants, the interaction of wind with the landscape can determine where the plants are able to spread and survive. Scientists spent more than a decade studying seed movement in grassland plots to evaluate how habitat “corridors” affect plant dispersal and diversity.

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.