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Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity

Cardinale, Bradley and Duffy, J. Emmett and Gonzalez, Andrew and Hooper, David and Perrings, Charles and Venail, Patrick and Narwani, Anita and Mace, Georgina and Tilman, David and Wardle, David and Kinzig, Anne and Daily, Gretchen and Loreau, Michel and Grace, James and Larigauderie, Anne and Srivastava, Diane (2012). Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity. Nature. 486:7401, 59-67
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/ doi:10.1038/nature11148

Abstract

The most unique feature of Earth is the existence of life, and the most extraordinary feature of life is
its diversity. Approximately 9 million types of plants, animals, protists and fungi inhabit the earth.
So, too, do 7 billion people. Two decades ago, at the first Earth Summit, the vast majority of the
world's nations declared that human actions were dismantling Earth's ecosystems, eliminating genes,
30 species, and biological traits at an alarming rate. This observation led to a daunting question: How
will loss of biological diversity alter the functioning of ecosystems and their ability to provide society
with the goods and services needed to prosper?

Authors/Creators:Cardinale, Bradley and Duffy, J. Emmett and Gonzalez, Andrew and Hooper, David and Perrings, Charles and Venail, Patrick and Narwani, Anita and Mace, Georgina and Tilman, David and Wardle, David and Kinzig, Anne and Daily, Gretchen and Loreau, Michel and Grace, James and Larigauderie, Anne and Srivastava, Diane
Title:Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity
Series/Journal:Nature (1476-4687)
Year of publishing :2012
Volume:486
Number:7401
Page range:59-67
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group, Macmillan Publishers Limited
ISSN:1476-4687
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:M Aquatic sciences and fisheries > M40 Aquatic ecology
X Agricola extesions > X30 Life sciences
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Ecology
Keywords:Biodiversity, Extinction, Ecosystem functioning
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1328
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-1328
ID Code:10240
Department:(S) > Dept. of Forest Ecology and Management
Deposited By: Professor David Wardle
Deposited On:23 Apr 2013 10:40
Metadata Last Modified:18 Apr 2015 03:05

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