Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity across scales

Forest Isbell, Andrew Gonzalez, Michel Loreau, Jane Cowles, Sandra Díaz, Andy Hector, Georgina M. MacE, David A. Wardle, Mary I. O'Connor, J. Emmett Duffy, Lindsay A. Turnbull, Patrick L. Thompson, Anne Larigauderie

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Abstract

Biodiversity enhances many of nature's benefits to people, including the regulation of climate and the production of wood in forests, livestock forage in grasslands and fish in aquatic ecosystems. Yet people are now driving the sixth mass extinction event in Earth's history. Human dependence and influence on biodiversity have mainly been studied separately and at contrasting scales of space and time, but new multiscale knowledge is beginning to link these relationships. Biodiversity loss substantially diminishes several ecosystem services by altering ecosystem functioning and stability, especially at the large temporal and spatial scales that are most relevant for policy and conservation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-72
Number of pages8
JournalNature
Volume546
Issue number7656
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StatePublished - May 31 2017

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Isbell, F., Gonzalez, A., Loreau, M., Cowles, J., Díaz, S., Hector, A., ... Larigauderie, A. (2017). Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity across scales. Nature, 546(7656), 65-72. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature22899

Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity across scales. / Isbell, Forest; Gonzalez, Andrew; Loreau, Michel; Cowles, Jane; Díaz, Sandra; Hector, Andy; MacE, Georgina M.; Wardle, David A.; O'Connor, Mary I.; Duffy, J. Emmett; Turnbull, Lindsay A.; Thompson, Patrick L.; Larigauderie, Anne.

In: Nature, Vol. 546, No. 7656, 31.05.2017, p. 65-72.

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Isbell, F, Gonzalez, A, Loreau, M, Cowles, J, Díaz, S, Hector, A, MacE, GM, Wardle, DA, O'Connor, MI, Duffy, JE, Turnbull, LA, Thompson, PL & Larigauderie, A 2017, 'Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity across scales', Nature, vol. 546, no. 7656, pp. 65-72. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature22899
Isbell F, Gonzalez A, Loreau M, Cowles J, Díaz S, Hector A et al. Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity across scales. Nature. 2017 May 31;546(7656):65-72. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature22899
Isbell, Forest ; Gonzalez, Andrew ; Loreau, Michel ; Cowles, Jane ; Díaz, Sandra ; Hector, Andy ; MacE, Georgina M. ; Wardle, David A. ; O'Connor, Mary I. ; Duffy, J. Emmett ; Turnbull, Lindsay A. ; Thompson, Patrick L. ; Larigauderie, Anne. / Linking the influence and dependence of people on biodiversity across scales. In: Nature. 2017 ; Vol. 546, No. 7656. pp. 65-72.
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