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Biodiversity research yields an increase in energy

At the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in Bethel, researchers such as University of Minnesota ecologist David Tilman are experimenting with growing bioenergy of the future.

At the Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in Bethel, researchers such as University of Minnesota ecologist David Tilman are experimenting with growing bioenergy of the future. Tilman explains how planting a variety of prairie species in an area will yield a higher amount of bioenergy than a plot with just one variety, such as switchgrass.