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Title: Marine benthic biodiversity-ecosystem function relations in complex systems
Author: Godbold, Jasmin Annica
ISNI:       0000 0001 3501 2384
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2008
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A wealth of empirical and theoretical studies has investigated the consequences of biodiversity loss on ecosystem properties. Whilst the importance of biodiversity in mediating ecosystem properties has been established, the magnitude and direction of effects vary between studies and are dependent on the biotic and abiotic conditions of the experimental system. Consequently there are still significant gaps in our understanding of how species loss may affect ecosystem properties, what the underlying mechanisms are, and how the effects of species loss are modified by environmental context.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Biological diversity ; Deep-sea ecology ; Marine biology ; Ocean bottom ; Benthos