What is bioproductivity?

“Bioproductivity is the coordinated manifestation of the efficiency with which biological processes operate at various organization scales, from molecular/cellular to the whole organism and population.”⁠

That’s a really big mouthful but it’s essentially the amount and rate of production which occur in a given ecosystem over a given time period. In agriculture, this productivity for example is called yield. Higher yield implies the use of less land to reach the same productivity.⁠

When we talk about some instances of restoration for example, we also talk about rehabilitating the bioproductivity in the ecoystem – whether it’s in water or in land.