Functional richness and ecosystem services: bird predation on arthropods in tropical agroecosystems.

@article{Philpott2009FunctionalRA,
  title={Functional richness and ecosystem services: bird predation on arthropods in tropical agroecosystems.},
  author={S. Philpott and Oliver Soong and Jacob H. Lowenstein and A. Pulido and D. L{\'o}pez and D. Flynn and F. DeClerck},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={
          1858-67
        }
}
In agroecosystems, biodiversity correlates with ecosystem function, yet mechanisms driving these relationships are often unknown. Examining traits and functional classifications of organisms providing ecosystem functions may provide insight into the mechanisms. Birds are important predators of insects, including pests. However, biological simplification of agroforests may decrease provisioning of this pest removal service by reducing bird taxonomic and functional diversity. A recent meta… Expand
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