Body sizes of life publication in PLOS

A multi-year collaboration between Eden Tekwa and the Pinsky lab group has identified a bimodal conformance pattern, associated with organism body size, that is predominant across Earth’s biomass. In the recent publication The sizes of life the research team discusses the evidence of favoritism towards large and small organism size ranges, when applying a bimodal Gaussian mixture model. “We found that our world is dominated by the microbes and the trees. These are the silent partners that recycle the nutrients and replenish the air all around us.” commented Malin Pinsky in a recent Rutgers interview. As well, resulting data may even be suggestive of an “universal upper size limit” due to a variety of factors remarked Eden Tekwa.