Tiny organisms are crucial to the stability of ecosystems
Today’s Video of the Day comes from Binghamton University and features a look at how the smallest organisms can be key to maintaining the stability of ecosystems.
Interactions between these tiny creatures are vital to the mutualistic relationships in environments dominated by larger plants and animals. As such, even the smallest changes can have a massive impact.
In a new study, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Kristen Prior examined the symbiotic relationships between the acacia tree and the ants that inhabit them in the African savannah.
Video Credit: Binghamton University, State University of New York
Image Credit: Kirsten Prior