Functional Diversity

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The value, range, and relative abundance of traits present in the organisms in an ecological community ( MA 2003). The range and value of those species and organismal traits that influence ecosystem functioning (Tilman. 2001).

Tree species diversity mitigates disturbance impacts on the forest carbon cycle

Biodiversity fosters the functioning and stability of forest ecosystems and, consequently, the provision of crucial ecosystem services that support human well-being and quality of life. In particular, it has been suggested that tree species diversity buffers ecosystems against the impacts of disturbances, a relationship known as the “insurance hypothesis”.

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