JOURNAL ARTICLE : Biodiversity Loss Threatens Human Well-Being

The diversity of life on Earth is dramatically affected by human alterations of ecosystems [1]. Compelling evidence now shows that the reverse is also true: biodiversity in the broad sense affects the properties of ecosystems and, therefore, the benefits that humans obtain from them. In this article, we provide a synthesis of the most crucial messages emerging from the latest scientific literature and international assessments of the role of biodiversity in ecosystem services and human well-being.

Díaz, S. & Fargione, J & Chapin III F.S. & Tilman D

Journal of Biodiversity Conservation

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DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040277

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