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Biodiversity

Assessing abundance and functional diversity

Why fish species' functions count more than the sheer number of species.

Centre researcher Stuart Kinninmonth explains why there is a need to
look at more than simply the number of species that are present in a
system if we are interested in the sustainability and resilience of an ecosystem.

Citation

Stuart-Smith, R.D., et al. 2013. Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity. Nature. 501. doi:10.1038/nature12529

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