VOLUME 11 NUMBER 1 (January to June 2018)


Philipp. Sci. Lett. 2018 11 (1) 017-019
available online: March 27, 2018

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The secret to life in the tropics

by Luis Wilfrido Atienza

One notable pattern in global biodiversity is the difference in species diversity between tropical and temperate latitudes. Places, such as the Philippines, with tropical climates tend to have much higher biodiversity than places, such as the northern parts of Europe and America, with temperate climates. Explanations have been offered for why this difference came about; many of them are predicated on the geological and biological conditions from millions of years ago.

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