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Hector, A; Loreau, M (2007). Large-scale biodiversity experiments. In: Levin, S A. Encyclopaedia of Biodiversity. New York: Elsevier, 1-9.

Abstract

Biodiversity experiments are designed to identify how ecosystem functioning is affected by changes in diversity that can occur due to the decline, extinction or invasion of species. Biodiversity experiments are a recent complement to observational studies which examine the correlation between biodiversity and ecosystem processes across landscapes. There are two main ways to manipulate biodiversity: through the removal of species or by the assembly of experimental ecosystems of varying diversities. The richness of diversity in most ecosystems, and the wide range of ecosystem services that they provide have meant that a key feature of biodiversity experiments is their large scale.

Abstract

Biodiversity experiments are designed to identify how ecosystem functioning is affected by changes in diversity that can occur due to the decline, extinction or invasion of species. Biodiversity experiments are a recent complement to observational studies which examine the correlation between biodiversity and ecosystem processes across landscapes. There are two main ways to manipulate biodiversity: through the removal of species or by the assembly of experimental ecosystems of varying diversities. The richness of diversity in most ecosystems, and the wide range of ecosystem services that they provide have meant that a key feature of biodiversity experiments is their large scale.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
590 Animals (Zoology)
Language:English
Date:2007
Deposited On:19 Apr 2013 13:37
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:44
Publisher:Elsevier
ISBN:978-0-12-226865-6
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012226865-6/00508-0
Related URLs:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/978-0-12-226865-6

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