BIO 360  Ecology

Extra Credit 8, 4/20/2016

List three ways that biodiversity affects communities or ecosystems

There are many answers to this question:
1. Increases productivity
2. Increases nutrient (resource) use
3. Increased plant diversity increases animal diversity
4.
Increased plant diversity decreases herbivore abundance
5. Decreases disease incidence
6. Increases stability
7. Decreases invasions by exotic species