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Life in grassland ecosystems faces challenging environmental conditions. In this second video in our grasslands series, we to investigate how plants and animals in tropical savannas have adapted to these challenges.


Written and developed by: Jens-Arne Subke, Tom Smith, Katharine Abernethy, Megan Sixt, Josh Carron, Rob Parker, Tim Parker, Harriet Ridley, Kevin Frediani

This video was supported with funding from NERC grant NE/T008040/1.

Thank you to the Gabon National Parks Agency for supporting the research in Lopé National Park that underpins this video.

Thank you to the team at the University of Dundee Botanic Garden, for their help and support that made this video possible.


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