Life: The Science of Biology 11th Edition

Published by W. H. Freeman
ISBN 10: 1-31901-016-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-31901-016-4

Chapter 56 - Communities - 56.5 - Relationships between Species Diversity and Community Function Are Often Positive - 56.5 Recap - Learning Outcome - Page 1223: 1


Ecologists believe that species richness is related to both productivity and stability. In more diverse ecosystems, the complex relationships between different species allows for a more stable system. Areas of high richness also benefit from higher levels of gross primary productivity.

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