Study links low biodiversity levels to increased risk of diseases

01/2/2013 | National Public Radio

Researchers using a statistical model have discovered that countries with lower biodiversity levels have a higher chance of facing increased vector-borne and parasitic diseases. A country with relatively high biodiversity that lost 15% of it could face a 30% increase in burden of disease, according to a study published in PLoS Biology. The statistical model was based on the combined field of economics and ecology called macroecology.

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