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Greater insect biodiversity in grasslands leads to higher levels of ecosystem services

By Alec Gerry | August 19, 2016

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The more it swarms, crawls and flies the better it is for humans. This is the finding of a study published in “Nature“. More than 60 researchers from a number of universities were involved, including the Technical University of Munich, the Institute of Plant Sciences at the University of Bern and the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt. A diverse ecosystem populated by many species from all levels of the food chain provides higher levels of ecosystem services, the team reports. Even rather unpopular insects and invisible soil-dwelling organisms are important in maintaining a wide range of ecosystem services. The results underline the necessity of maintaining species-rich ecosystems for the good of humanity.

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