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Gini in the bottle

An elaborate microcosm study has a message for the wider world: declining distributional equity among species, where the rare become rarer, and the dominant become more dominant, can put ecosystems at risk.

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Figure 1: Implications of Wittebolle and colleagues' results2.

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Naeem, S. Gini in the bottle. Nature 458, 579–580 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/458579a

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