EFFECTS OF BIODIVERSITY ON ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING: A CONSENSUS OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE

@article{Hooper2005EFFECTSOB,
  title={EFFECTS OF BIODIVERSITY ON ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONING: A CONSENSUS OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE},
  author={David U Hooper and F. Stuart Chapin and John J. Ewel and Andy Hector and Pablo Inchausti and Sandra Lavorel and John H. Lawton and David M. Lodge and Michel Loreau and Shahid Naeem and Bernhard Schmid and Heikki Set{\"a}l{\"a} and Amy J. Symstad and John Vandermeer and David A. Wardle},
  journal={Ecological Monographs},
  year={2005},
  volume={75},
  pages={3-35}
}
Humans are altering the composition of biological communities through a variety of activities that increase rates of species invasions and species extinctions, at all scales, from local to global. These changes in components of the Earth's biodiversity cause concern for ethical and aesthetic reasons, but they also have a strong potential to alter ecosystem properties and the goods and services they provide to humanity. Ecological experiments, observations, and theoretical developments show that… 

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