These days the term 'species' is thrown around as if it were a definite unit, but the realities of defining a species are much trickier, and more contentious, than they seem. ;Biologists have argued over the definition of a species since the dawn of humanity, but have yet to come up with a single species concept that works for all types of life. This film explores current concepts used across the various fields of biology and covers some of the specific problems they encounter.
Now in its 8th season, TERRA: The Nature of Our World is the preeminent science and natural history podcast series that explores the natural connections that propel life on Earth. Overseen by graduate students in the MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program at Montana State University, TERRA distributes independently produced science, nature, and environmental films. We are proud to bring you these unique stories from around the globe that celebrate the wonders of the natural world. We invite you to enjoy these vignettes of the people, places and animals that make up the heart and soul of life on Terra. Since TERRA’s inception, our thought provoking films have reached over ten million viewers. With each new episode we feature powerful storytelling that showcases the diversity of our planet. A heartfelt thanks goes out to the hundreds of filmmakers who have contributed their films to TERRA; without their generosity, none of this would be possible. And perhaps most of all, we thank you for watching and for joining the TERRA community. Your feedback allows us to deliver fresh and inspiring content.