More than just fish food: ecosystem services provided by freshwater insects

  title={More than just fish food: ecosystem services provided by freshwater insects},
  author={Craig R. Macadam and Jenni A. Stockan},
  journal={Ecological Entomology},
1. Freshwater ecosystems cover less than 1% of the planet's surface but support up to 10% of known species. Around 25% of freshwater invertebrate species are under threat of extinction. Such a decline in species richness is likely to lead to adverse effects on the delivery of services. However, the effect of species loss on ecosystem goods and services can only be assessed once the link between species diversity and ecosystem goods and services has been established and better understood. 
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