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Link between plant biodiversity and ecosystem services.

posted Mar 15, 2011, 4:35 AM by Unknown user
"The idea that declining diversity compromises the functioning of ecosystems was controversial for many years," says marine ecologist, Emmett Duffy of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. "This paper should be the final nail in the coffin of that controversy. It's the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis yet, and it clearly shows that extinction of plant species compromises the productivity that supports Earth's ecosystems." Read more.