Diverse landscapes are more productive and adapt better to climate changeLeave a Comment
- The analyses showed that landscapes with a greater biodiversity were more productive and that their productivity showed a lower year-to-year variation.
- Landscapes with high biodiversity can adapt better and faster to changing environmental conditions
Posted: 04 Sep 2017 01:56 PM PDT read full ScienceDaily article here
Ecosystems with high biodiversity are more productive and stable towards annual fluctuations in environmental conditions than those with a low diversity of species. They also adapt better to climate-driven environmental changes. These are the key findings environmental scientists made in a study of about 450 landscapes harboring 2,200 plants and animal species….
Jacqueline Oehri, Bernhard Schmid, Gabriela Schaepman-Strub, and Pascal A. Niklaus. Biodiversity promotes primary productivity and growing season lengthening at the landscape scale. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, September 4, 2017 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1703928114