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Plant diversity is key to maintaining productive vegetation

Vegetation, such as a patch of prairie or a forest stand, is more productive in the long run when more plant species are present, results of a new study show. The long-term study of plant biodiversity found that each species plays a role in maintaining a productive ecosystem, especially when a long time horizon is considered. The research found that every additional species in a plot contributed to a gradual increase in both soil fertility and biomass production over a 14-year period.
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Protect Biodiversity “Hotspots” With Undiscovered Plant Species

Academics : Convergence (3 years ago)

A new paper in PNAS points out just how much we don't know about life on planet Earth. About 15% of flowering plant are likely unknown (termed "missing"). If we haven't found them yet, it implies that they are rare and in turn, face... Read Post

Plant diversity is key to maintaining productive vegetation

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 years ago)

Vegetation, such as a patch of prairie or a forest stand, is more productive in the long run when more plant species are present, results of a new study show. Read Post

Plant diversity is key to maintaining productive vegetation, U of M study shows

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (05/03/2012) —Vegetation, such as a patch of prairie or a forest stand, is more productive in the long run when more plant species are present, a new University of Minnesota study shows. The unprecedented long... Read Post


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