Exponential Decline of Deep-Sea Ecosystem Functioning Linked to Benthic Biodiversity Loss

@article{Danovaro2008ExponentialDO,
  title={Exponential Decline of Deep-Sea Ecosystem Functioning Linked to Benthic Biodiversity Loss},
  author={R. Danovaro and C. Gambi and A. Dell'anno and C. Corinaldesi and S. Fraschetti and A. Vanreusel and M. Vincx and A. J. Gooday},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={1-8}
}
  • R. Danovaro, C. Gambi, +5 authors A. J. Gooday
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • BACKGROUND Recent investigations suggest that biodiversity loss might impair the functioning and sustainability of ecosystems. Although deep-sea ecosystems are the most extensive on Earth, represent the largest reservoir of biomass, and host a large proportion of undiscovered biodiversity, the data needed to evaluate the consequences of biodiversity loss on the ocean floor are completely lacking. RESULTS Here, we present a global-scale study based on 116 deep-sea sites that relates benthic… CONTINUE READING
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