Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services

@article{Worm2006ImpactsOB,
  title={Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services},
  author={B. Worm and E. Barbier and N. Beaumont and J. Emmett Duffy and C. Folke and B. Halpern and J. Jackson and H. Lotze and F. Micheli and S. Palumbi and E. Sala and K. A. Selkoe and J. Stachowicz},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={314},
  pages={787 - 790}
}
  • B. Worm, E. Barbier, +10 authors J. Stachowicz
  • Published 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Human-dominated marine ecosystems are experiencing accelerating loss of populations and species, with largely unknown consequences. We analyzed local experiments, long-term regional time series, and global fisheries data to test how biodiversity loss affects marine ecosystem services across temporal and spatial scales. Overall, rates of resource collapse increased and recovery potential, stability, and water quality decreased exponentially with declining diversity. Restoration of biodiversity… CONTINUE READING
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