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URPP Global Change and Biodiversity

Diverse Landscapes are more productive and adapt better to Climate Change

Ecosystems with high biodiversity are more productive and stable towards annual fluctuations in environmental conditions than those with a low diversity of species..

They also adapt better to climate-driven environmental changes. These are the key findings environmental scientists at the University of Zurich, Jacqueline Oehri et al.,  in a study of about 450 landscapes harbouring 2,200 plants and animal species published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read the press release here