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Price put on biodiversity

The greater the plant diversity in an ecosystem, the greater the ecosystem's productivity. A new analysis indicates that the higher productivity results from complementary patterns of species resource use.

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Figure 1: Examples of species complementarity and the sampling effect.

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Sala, O. Price put on biodiversity. Nature 412, 34–36 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1038/35083676

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