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Title: Biodiversity and productivity

Author: Willig, M.R.;

Date: 2011

Source: Science

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Researchers 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.

Keywords: biodiversity, productivity, climate change

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Willig, M.R. 2011. Biodiversity and productivity. Science. 333: 1709-1710.


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