Multiple functions increase the importance of biodiversity for overall ecosystem functioning.

  title={Multiple functions increase the importance of biodiversity for overall ecosystem functioning.},
  author={Lars Gamfeldt and Helmut Hillebrand and Per R. Jonsson},
  volume={89 5},
Biodiversity is proposed to be important for the rate of ecosystem functions. Most biodiversity-ecosystem function studies, however, consider only one response variable at a time, and even when multiple variables are examined they are analyzed separately. This means that a very important aspect of biodiversity is overlooked: the possibility for different species to carry out different functions at any one time. We propose a conceptual model to explore the effects of species loss on overall… CONTINUE READING
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