FIGURE 2.7 Map showing the research areas in the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia. Primary research areas are part of the two ecophysiological and land-use transects. Secondary research areas will be established over the entire Amazon basin. SOURCE: Courtesy of the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Project Office, Brazil.

Measurements, Experiments, and Models of Ecological Organization at Genotype to Community Levels

We need to develop techniques and undertake research to determine the variability that functional diversity introduces into the adaptability of ecosystems. This subject is one of many that must be integrated into our understanding of biodiversity, but it must also be addressed explicitly in the context of global change. It should be researched through a partnership between the global change and biological diversity communities. Research on this topic is internationally coordinated by Focus 4 of the IGBP Global Change in Terrestrial Ecosystems

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