Forest Diversity

Photo by John Parker / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
April 8, 2014
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Deer in the woods
Photo by John Parker / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

Despite their reputation for destroying plant life, deer can actually make diverse forests stronger. Diverse forests can hide tastier plants by surrounding them with repellant ones. But without deer the benefits of biodiversity drop. (Photo by John Parker / Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)