Fraction by which species richness is lower in agricultural land compared to minimally disturbed primary vegetation

Range ~30 %
Organism Plants
Reference Vellend M et al., Plant Biodiversity Change Across Scales During the Anthropocene. Annu Rev Plant Biol. 2017 Jan 11. doi: 10.1146/annurev-arplant-042916-040949. p.3.11 2nd paragraphPubMed ID28125286
Comments P.3.11 2nd paragraph: "Large areas of the earth’s surface have been converted from primary vegetation to anthropogenic habitats. Newbold et al. (ref 69) compiled data from >250 space-for-time studies to assess the local scale consequences of land use for biodiversity in a range of animal and plant taxa. Here, [investigators] focus on results that apply to plants (T. Newbold, personal communication), of which the clearest was that local species richness was ∼30% lower on agricultural lands (by far the dominant human land use) than it was in minimally disturbed primary vegetation."
Entered by Uri M
ID 113396