Biosphere 2 and Biodiversity--The Lessons So Far

Science  15 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5290, pp. 1150-1151
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5290.1150


A committee of ecologists recently visited the enclosed ecosystem of Biosphere 2 in order to advise the new scientific managers of the structure on how it may be used in ecological research. Cohen, a member of the committee, describes the lessons that have emerged to date from the confinement of eight individuals in Biosphere 2 for 2 years about the interrelatedness of plants and animals in ecological systems.