Consequences of changing biodiversity

  title={Consequences of changing biodiversity},
  author={F. Stuart Chapin and Erika S. Zavaleta and Valerie Eviner and Rosamond L. Naylor and Peter M. Vitousek and Heather L Reynolds and David U Hooper and Sandra Lavorel and Osvaldo E. Sala and Sarah E. Hobbie and Michelle C. Mack and Sandra M. D{\'i}az},
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… 

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