Monday, March 7, 2011

The Importance of Biodiversity

There has been an ongoing debate on just how important biodiversity actually is to the functioning of our ecosystems. An article in the American Journal of Botany, 'THE FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF PRODUCER DIVERSITY IN ECOSYSTEMS' which is based on two decades of research and data, states, "we can say with certainty that biodiversity does indeed regulate several processes that are essential to the functioning of ecosystems and that many of these functions are important for humanity." American Journal of Botany 98(3): 000–000. 2011. This article is available for free through the end of March, 2011. To read the article click here.