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  • 7 Jul 2021 1:38 PM
    Message # 10735789
    Kim Rago (Administrator)

    How would you define Biodiversity and why is maintaining it important?

    Last modified: 7 Jul 2021 1:39 PM | Kim Rago (Administrator)
  • 1 Sep 2021 9:32 AM
    Reply # 10974697 on 10735789
    Jonny

    An idea I bring to the table from a Permaculture perspective: "It is not the number of diverse things in a design that leads to stability, it is the number of beneficial connections between these components." (Mollison, 1988). 

  • 11 Sep 2021 10:38 AM
    Reply # 11054070 on 10735789
    Karisa Bohon

    I think of it as the opposite of monocultures, those vast fields of all one crop, like corn or soy. Like the quote in Jonny's comment mentions, there are so many beneficial connections between different organisms--from plants, to animals, to pollinators and other insects, to microbes in the soil--that we don't understand them all. Many of the negative consequences of replacing a biodiverse tract of land with a monoculture may be unintended, but that doesn't make them any less devastating.


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