Biodiversity is Essential for Sustainable, Productive Ecosystems

New research hones in on the importance of biodiversity for healthy ecosystems. Scientists from all around the world collaborated in intensive data collection to understand the role of biodiversity. They confirmed that higher biodiversity makes for stabler ecosystems more able to rebound from stressors.

Island Conservation Science Native Galapagos CactusNative Galápagos Cactus. Photo by Island Conservation

This study shows that you cannot have sustainable, productive ecosystems without maintaining biodiversity in the landscape.

Islands are hotspots for biodiversity, but their species richness is threatened by invasive species. Protecting native species from invasive species is an important way to preserve island biodiversity and ecological health.

Read the full article here.

Feature photo: Native plant of Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico. Photo by Jose Luis Herrera

About Sara Kaiser

Sara received a BA in anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 2014. As a freelance writer and editor, she seeks to produce and highlight stories that support ecological responsibility, body awareness, emotional intelligence, and creative action, and reveal the connections between them.

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