More small predators makes for a healthier ecosystem

February 23, 2015 10:49 PM

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More small predators makes for a healthier ecosystem

What's more, they may help protect humans from infectious diseases like chikungunya, lime disease, malaria and many others.

"In the last century, there has been an unprecedented global increase in infectious diseases and a concomitant decline in and homogenization of biodiversity," study author Jason Rohr, a biologist at the University of South Florida, explained in a recent press release. "The controversial 'dilution ef...

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