Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 28, 2017

Biodiversity As Powerful As Climate Change For Healthy Ecosystems

ScienceDaily reports

Biodiversity is proving to be one of humanity’s best defenses against extreme weather. In past experiments, diversity has fostered healthier, more productive ecosystems, like shoreline vegetation that guards against hurricanes. However, many experts doubted whether these experiments would hold up in the real world. A study offers a decisive answer: biodiversity’s power in the wild surpasses experimental predictions, in some cases topping even effects of climate.

Read full story at  Biodiversity just as powerful as climate change for healthy ecosystems: In the wild, diversity determines ecosystem production as much as climate and nutrients — ScienceDaily

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