Conserving our planet's botanical resources and ecosystems

Organisms of the World

This poster illustrates biodiversity worldwide. The relative size of the organisms represents their biomass (translation: weight) on the planet. In other words, beetles comprise the largest weight of any group of organisms on Earth! In comparison, human beings are a relatively small amount of the weight of all organisms on Earth. Enjoy studying the relative importance of different organisms according to their biomass.

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A PDF version of this poster is available for educational purposes. (Please acknowledge Dr. Meg Lowman and National Science Foundation for the use and do not use for sales purposes.)

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