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Understanding how habitat size affects the abundance of all the species living in a community provides ecological insights and is valuable for developing strategies to boost biodiversity. Chase et al. (Nature 2020) report results that might help to settle a long-running debate about the relationship between the area of a habitat and the diversity of species it can host.