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Biodiversity and productivityAuthor(s): M.R. Willig
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionResearchers predict that human activities especially landscape modification and climate change will have a considerable impact on the distribution and abundance of species at local, regional, and global scales in the 21st century ( 1, 2). This is a concern for a number of reasons, including the potential loss of goods and services that biodiversity provides to people ( 3, 4). Exactly how biodiversity relates to ecosystem function and productivity, however, has been a widely studied and highly controversial issue over the past few decades.
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CitationWillig, M.R. 2011. Biodiversity and productivity. Science. 333: 1709-1710.
Keywordsbiodiversity, productivity, climate change
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