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Biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes: are we asking the right questions?

MJ Swift, AMN Izac, & M van Noordwijk

This paper sheds new light on the relationship between the global loss of biodiversity and agricultural productivity. According to the authors, while the deliberate reduction of diversity is a strategy used to increase productivity in intensive agriculture, the threshold where loss of diversity starts to affect agro-ecosystem function is not yet well defined.

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