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Ecosystem diversity

[Ecosystem Diversity-] Varity of habitats, living communities, and ecological processes in the living world.

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... for it to break down. Specialization is certainly a prerequisite for diversity and therefore for the increase of the complexity of the entire ecosystem. However, a specialized pollinator would need to be complex enough to be able to ...

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by cakrit
Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 18005

Re: how is pollination an example of mutualism?

... For example, mutualistic interactions are vital for terrestrial ecosystem function as more than 48% of land plants rely on mycorrhizal relationships ... is thought to have driven the evolution of much of the biological diversity we see, such as flower forms (important for pollination mutualisms) ...

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by Paula78
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: how is pollination an example of mutualism?
Replies: 8
Views: 17272


Here's an abstract from an article in Ecology titled: "Biodiversity: Population Versus Ecosystem Stability" written by David Tilman. The relationships between biodiversity and ...

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by AstusAleator
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ecosystems
Replies: 12
Views: 18959

Analysis: Corucia ssp. integrades ?

... exist... A). Could this have happened naturally in the original ecosystem between random chance introductions of Cza and Czz through natural ... A semi Wallace line of genetic distinctiveness in size and genetic diversity is clearly evident. If there was free natural exchange across the ...

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by Brian - LCRC
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Analysis: Corucia ssp. integrades ?
Replies: 2
Views: 8655

Discovering New Species

... knowing that they existed. We do not know what their function is in the ecosystem, is it a keystone species, was it a predator, a parasite, did it ... The conservation biologists deal with the issues of preserving the biodiversity of the world. Species diversity is important for evolution and ...

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by camilla
Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Discovering New Species
Replies: 13
Views: 14011
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