What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Speciate: My First New York Times Column of 2014

Insects and tropical plants are locked in an endless battle, featuring daggers, ant mercenaries, and chemical weapons. But as ugly as the fight can become, there may be a lovely consequence. Some researchers argue that the pests in the tropics play a major role in fostering the overwhelming diversity of the rain forest. For more details, check out my “Matter” column this week in the New York Times.

(Thanks to Elizabeth Kolbert for the headline!)

4 thoughts on “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Speciate: My First New York Times Column of 2014

  1. I can access New York Times and I am still disappointed, this just appears like an advertising plug for another website???

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