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High plant diversity is needed to maintain ecosystem services.

Abstract:

Biodiversity is rapidly declining worldwide, and there is consensus that this can decrease ecosystem functioning and services. It remains unclear, though, whether few or many of the species in an ecosystem are needed to sustain the provisioning of ecosystem services. It has been hypothesized that most species would promote ecosystem services if many times, places, functions and environmental changes were considered; however, no previous study has considered all of these factors together. Here...

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10.1038/nature10282

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Calcagno, V More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Plant Sciences
Connolly, J More by this author
Harpole, WS More by this author
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
477
Issue:
7363
Pages:
199-202
Publication date:
2011-09-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:0d0eac75-6d66-4f8f-bc2f-6e156ad6b152
Source identifiers:
412151
Local pid:
pubs:412151

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