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Prof. Serguei Saavedra’s quantitative ecology research is April 2016 cover story in the journal, Ecology

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Ecology April 2016 cover

Professor Serguei Saavedra, working with a team of European ecology researchers, highlighted some of the major processes shaping Poland’s Bialoweiza  Forest’s delicate biodiversity. The paper, Seasonal Species Interactions Minimize the Impact of Species Turnover on the Likelihood of Community Persistence, is the cover story of this month’s issue of the journal, Ecology. Bialoweiza Forest is one of the last and largest remaining parts of the immense primeval forest that once stretched across the European Plain. The results show for the first time how seasonal interaction changes can be coupled to the long-term persistence of ecological communities, explains Saavedra. Read the MIT News story.