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Functional Roles of Biodiversity: A Global Perspective

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Series: SCOPE - Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment Volume: 55

Edited By: HA Mooney, JH Cushman, E Medina, OE Sala and E-D Schulze

493 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #54106 | ISBN: 0471956015
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Presents a synthesis of ideas emerging from 15 biome-specific workshops, each of which was charged with the task of assessing current knowledge of the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem processes.


Arctic and alpine biodiversity; biodiversity and ecosystem processes in boreal regions; ecosystem function of biodiversity in arid ecosystems; biodiversity and ecosystem function in grasslands; Mediterranean-type ecosystems - biodiversity and tropical savanna properties; diversity and processes in tropical forest ecosystems; island ecosystems; biodiversity and agroecosystem function; biodiversity and ecosystem function on coral reefs; freshwater ecosystems - linkages of complexity and processes.

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