Biodiversity–ecosystem function relationships on bodies and in buildings

Biodiversity underpins the function of ecosystems. Here we discuss how biodiversity–ecosystem function theory could apply to our bodies and buildings, outline practical applications and call for further research.

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Financial support came from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research Halle–Jena–Leipzig, funded by the German Research Foundation (FZT 118). N.E. acknowledges funding by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement no. 677232).

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Dunn, R.R., Reese, A.T. & Eisenhauer, N. Biodiversity–ecosystem function relationships on bodies and in buildings. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 7–9 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-018-0750-9

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