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Diversity is key to stability, grassland study finds

Emilio Cogliani

Researchers looked at 28 years’ worth of data on plant growth, number of species, ecosystem stability and exposure to changes in nitrogen, carbon dioxide, fire, grazing and water collected from experimental grassland plots at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. It found that all of the human-induced changes affected the productivity of the grassland plots, but only those that reduced biodiversity reduced ecosystem stability.

from Top Environment News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1beiSWf

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