Protecting biostructure

  title={Protecting biostructure},
  author={Kevin S. McCann},
  • K. McCann
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science
  • Nature
That biodiversity is in sharp decline is no longer in question, but scientists still heatedly debate the functional consequences of this loss. Attempts to tackle the problem have mainly involved trying to establish a direct link between species diversity and the sustainability of ecosystems. But in taking this approach, scientists have concentrated on diversity at the expense of ignoring the biological structure that maintains ecosystems. This is akin to the physiologist cataloguing animal… 
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