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The economic value of grassland species for carbon storage [Science Advances]

Keywords : carbon storage, biodiversity, economic value, valuation, species diversity, species richness, grassland, social cost of carbon

par Frédéric Magné - publié le

Carbon storage by ecosystems is valuable for climate protection. Biodiversity conservation may help increase carbon storage, but the value of this influence has been difficult to assess. We use plant, soil, and ecosystem carbon storage data from two grassland biodiversity experiments to show that greater species richness increases economic value : Increasing species richness from 1 to 10 had twice the economic value of increasing species richness from 1 to 2. (...)

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