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Dolichomitus meii Wasp Discovered in Amazonia Is Like a Flying Jewel


Parasitoid wasps (Hymenoptera) are one of the most species rich animal taxa on Earth, but their tropical diversity is still poorly known. Now, scientist have discovered the Dolichomitus meii and Polysphincta parasitoid wasp species previously unknown to science in South America. The new species found in the rainforests entice with their colours and exciting habits. Researchers at the University of Turku have already described 53 new animal species this year.

Number of Dominant Tree Species in Amazonian Rain Forests Three Times Greater than Assumed


An international team of researchers has compiled a large set of field data and reports that the number of hyperdominant tree species in Amazonian rain forests is three times greater than believed thus far. Hyperdominants are the most abundant species that together make up at least half of all the individuals that are studied. These results can be used for better planning of conservation and use of Amazonian forests.

TCSM 10th Anniversary Seminar


13.12.2018 at 12.00 - 16.45
Programme: 12:00 The Past, the Present and the Future of the TCSMOpening words Vice-Rector Kalle-Antti Suominen Towards Research Excellence in TurkuEmeritus Professor Matti Viljanen, University of Turku TBAAcademy Professor and Academician Sirpa Jalkanen Navigating the way, but where to go? -...