Author(s): Chapin FS rd, Zavaleta ES, Eviner VT, Naylor RL, Vitousek PM, , Chapin FS rd, Zavaleta ES, Eviner VT, Naylor RL, Vitousek PM,
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Abstract Human alteration of the global environment has triggered the sixth major extinction event in the history of life and caused widespread changes in the global distribution of organisms. These changes in biodiversity alter ecosystem processes and change the resilience of ecosystems to environmental change. This has profound consequences for services that humans derive from ecosystems. The large ecological and societal consequences of changing biodiversity should be minimized to preserve options for future solutions to global environmental problems.
This article was published in Nature
and referenced in Forest Research: Open Access