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Blog entries in the What is Biodiversity category.

Biodiversity enables ecosystems to be more productive

Posted by David Downes at 11:59 PM

Research in Patagonia suggests that a reduction in the number of species reduces an ecosystem's productivity, i.e. its capacity to sequester carbon.  

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Biodiversity in the human ecosystem

Posted by David Downes at 10:00 PM

Bacteria that live on and in the human body have 10 times the number of genes found in the human genome,  and distinctive types of bacteria are specialized to live in particular areas such as the inside of the elbow or the inner forearm.  "Bacteria Thrive in Inner Elbow; No Harm Done," N.Y. Times, May 23, 2008.

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