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The evolution of grasslands

Watch: The evolution of grasslands: interview with an ecologist - William Bond

Professor William Bond has a lifetime of research under his belt and I asked him to share some of his knowledge about grassland ecosystems – how they came to be so widespread and their special significance.

The success and extensiveness of grasslands (one fifth of all vegetation) is an ecological mystery. William Bond explores factors such as changes in atmospheric CO2, the role of herbivores and fires in spreading grasslands.

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