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Frontiers of Discovery
Exploring the Tropics
Tropical forests are disappearing so rapidly that we will never know everything about them. These ecosystems include the most poorly known and least explored places on Earth.
Henk van der Werff Curator Henk van der Werff, deputy director of research, is one of the world's few specialists in Lauraceae, the laurel family, which includes hundreds of species of tropical trees valued for their timber, spices, and fruits. He has described 124 species new to science.
Photo: Bruce Gray.

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