Anthropogenic environmental changes affect ecosystem stability via biodiversity

  title={Anthropogenic environmental changes affect ecosystem stability via biodiversity},
  author={Yann Hautier and David Tilman and Forest Isbell and Eric W. Seabloom and Elizabeth T. Borer and Peter B. Reich},
Human-driven environmental changes may simultaneously affect the biodiversity, productivity, and stability of Earth’s ecosystems, but there is no consensus on the causal relationships linking these variables. Data from 12 multiyear experiments that manipulate important anthropogenic drivers, including plant diversity, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, fire, herbivory, and water, show that each driver influences ecosystem productivity. However, the stability of ecosystem productivity is only changed by… CONTINUE READING
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