Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on tropical island

A natural experiment created by an active volcano gives new insight into the long-term negative impacts of human colonisation of tropical forest islands. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal,¬†Journal of Ecology. Researchers from the University of R√©union island surveyed vegetation on more than 600 years of lava flows on the slopes … Read more Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on tropical island