L15_15_Biodiversity

A diverse ecosystem is a stable ecosystem for example

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Unformatted text preview: related to taxonomy or ecological func;on “Taxonomic diversity” is related to the number of higher taxonomic levels represented in an ecosystem Chordata Phylum Mammalia Ar;odactyla Order Bovidae Syncerus (buffalo) Class Family Gazella (gazelle) Connochaetes Tragelephas (wildebeest) (kudu) Rela;vely low taxonomic diversity Simpson’s diversity index is an improvement, but it says nothing about diversity related to taxonomy or ecological func;on “Taxonomic diversity” is related to the number of higher taxonomic levels represented in an ecosystem Syncerus (buffalo) Giraffa (giraffe) Loxodonta (elephant) now consider this alterna;ve community Equus (zebra) Simpson’s diversity index in an improvement, but it says nothing about diversity related to taxonomy or ecological func;on “Taxonomic diversity” is related to the number of higher taxonomic levels...
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