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Roots of stability

A Correction to this article was published on 02 November 2005

The ‘insurance hypothesis’ holds that ecosystem diversity is a good thing because diversity confers overall stability in the face of stressful conditions. Experiments on grassland support that view.

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Moore, P. Roots of stability. Nature 437, 959–961 (2005). https://doi.org/10.1038/437959a

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