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Death of biodiversity - the urgent need for global ecology

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Bowman, DMJS, Death of biodiversity - the urgent need for global ecology, Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters, 7, (4) pp. 237-240. ISSN 0960-7447 (1998) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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Abstract

Given the rapidity of global environmental change and the growing ambiguity of the term 'biodiversity', I argue that there is an urgent need to move away from a narrow focus on biological diversity when considering anthropogenic impacts on the biosphere. Rather, an intellectually rigorous global ecology needs to be developed because planetary health requires management of entire ecosystems and the maintenance of biogeochemical cycles. This global perspective must be easily understood by all for it to achieve the same political status as 'biodiversity'

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Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Ecology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management not elsewhere classified
Author:Bowman, DMJS (Professor David Bowman)
ID Code:69179
Year Published:1998
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2011-04-19
Last Modified:2011-06-24
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