Positive effects of forest biodiversity on economy and climate protection proven

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Species-rich forests lead to greater insect biodiversity. Since there are then also more predatory insects, the growth of the trees is in turn favored – a benefit both for forestry and for climate protection, since more carbon dioxide is bound via the increased plant growth. This was found by a Chinese-German-Swiss research team on an experimental plot in China.

Original article

It is possible that these experimental results can also be transferred to European forests.
Commentary by Prof. Wolfgang Weisser (LandKlif, BLIZ) et al.

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