The Principle Of Optimal Biodiversity: Why Nature Needs Diversity And How It Achieves It
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Elena is a research scientist at the Biodiversity Conservation Center and Russian Academy of Sciences.

                       

The Principle Of Optimal Biodiversity: Why Nature Needs Diversity And How It Achieves It

Biodiversity conservation is a vital task for humanity as IPBES (1, see section 3.2, pp. 196) recently stated once again. The principle of optimal biodiversity (2, 3) is an attempt to help in this by returning to a biological basis and trying to understand why nature needs diversity. If diversity is an adaptation We suppose that the inner diversity (i.e. the diversity of the components) of a biological system is an adaptive trait associated with its effectiveness, resilience, and viability....

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