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Shao-Peng Li, Jin-Tian Li, Jia-Liang Kuang, Hong-Nan Duan, Yi Zeng and Wen-Sheng Shu Effects of species richness on cadmium removal efficiencies of algal microcosms Journal of Applied Ecology 49

Version of Record online: 25 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2011.02091.x

This study demonstrates that some algal polycultures containing both Cd-tolerant and Cd-sensitive species may show over Cd removal through facilitation provided by Cd-tolerant species. These polycultures are likely to be assembled and applied to achieve Cd removals higher than those of their most efficient component species in monoculture. Given that species-rich ecosystems tend to be more environmentally stable than ones with fewer species, it would be prudent to employ diverse polycultures rather than risk the loss of individual monocultures.

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