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Biodiversity Is Crucial To Ecosystem Productivity

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posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 08:34 AM
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Biodiversity Is Crucial To Ecosystem Productivity


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— In the first experiment involving a natural environment, scientists at Brown University have shown that richer plant diversity significantly enhances an ecosystem's productivity. The finding underscores the benefits of biodiversity, such as capturing carbon dioxide, a main contributor to global warming.
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posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 08:34 AM
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This is not rocket science. Mono culture is an ecological dead end, regardless of whether you are talking about crops or animals. No matter how many pesticides you spray, or nutrients or antibiotics you give it is still an inherently fragile system and all is needed is one or two diseases to bring the house of cards down.

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