Homes in wealthier neighborhoods found to harbor more arthropod species

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 08:01 in Biology & Nature

(—A team of researchers from the California Academy of Sciences and North Carolina State University has found that homes in wealthy neighborhoods tend to harbor more arthropod species than do homes in places that are less affluent. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the team describes how they conducted an arthropod survey of homes from a variety of locations throughout the Raleigh, North Carolina area, what they found and possible reasons for the differences.

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