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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Uploaded on Tuesday 06 Mar 2012
Human population growth rates, 1990–2000, and per capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and biological productivity in 2000 in ecological systems
Philippe Rekacewicz, Emmanuelle Bournay, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Millennium Assessment systems with the lowest net primary productivity and lowest GDP tended to have the highest population growth rates between 1990 and 2000. Urban, inland water, and marine systems are not included due to the somewhat arbitrary nature of determining net primary productivity of the system (urban) or population growth and GDP (freshwater and marine) for them.