Consequences of changing biodiversity

  title={Consequences of changing biodiversity},
  author={F. Chapin and E. Zavaleta and V. Eviner and R. Naylor and P. Vitousek and H. L. Reynolds and D. U. Hooper and Sandra Lavorel and O. Sala and S. Hobbie and M. C. Mack and S. D{\'i}az},
  • F. Chapin, E. Zavaleta, +9 authors S. Díaz
  • Published 2000
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • Human alteration of the global environment has triggered the sixth major extinction event in the history of life and caused widespread changes in the global distribution of organisms. These changes in biodiversity alter ecosystem processes and change the resilience of ecosystems to environmental change. This has profound consequences for services that humans derive from ecosystems. The large ecological and societal consequences of changing biodiversity should be minimized to preserve options… CONTINUE READING
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