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April 18, 2014

Surprising reasons why we need biodiversity

The hangout covers the benefits of biodiversity--and which benefits have been scientifically tested; how biodiversity boosts innovation; and how researchers are measuring biodiversity in the face of environmental change.


  • Bradley Cardinale, University of Michigan
  • Sarah Bergbreiter, University of Maryland
  • Steve Polasky, University of Minnesota
  • Ed Boyden, MIT
  • Elizabeth Blood, NSF program director for NEON

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