Biodiversity Lecture 2: Why Should We Care? or “Size Matters”

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In this second lecture video of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on biodiversity, Columbia University professor Don Melnick introduces the theory and models that help us understand the current and future consequences of biodiversity loss. The lecture further emphasizes the fact that ecosystems provide services to humans – termed “Ecosystem Services”. These services are rapidly being depleted by global biodiversity loss. A lecture transcript and companion presentation are also available on FoSO.

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