Why most of the species live near the equator?
The geographical pattern of increasing biodiversity from the poles to the equator is one of the most pervasive features of life on Earth. Many ‘historical’ and ‘ecological’ hypotheses have been proposed and debated, but there is still little consensus. This idea is also referred to as the latitudinal diversity gradient, meaning that as you move from the equator towards the poles. There are multiple theories as to why this is the cas...Read More