Chinese Bulletin of Botany ›› 1999, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (06): 671-676.

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The Ecosystem Function of Biodiversity

LIU Feng, HE Jin-Sheng and CHEN Wei-Lie   

  1. (Institute of Botany, The Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing 100093)
  • Received:1998-08-19 Revised:1998-08-29 Online:1999-11-20 Published:1999-11-20
  • Contact: HE Jin-Sheng

Abstract: This review is about the effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functions and services. It focuses on the following parts: 1. hypotheses about different roles of different species in the ecosystem and how biodiversity affects ecosystem functions; 2. relations between biodiversity and stability of ecosystem; 3. how the biodiversity affects production of ecosystem; 4. the relation between biodiversity and sustainability of the ecosystem. Several problems for further research are also pointed out.