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Death of biodiversity - the urgent need for global ecology
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-21, 23:22 authored by David BowmanDavid Bowman
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'
Publication titleGlobal Ecology and Biogeography Letters
Department/SchoolSchool of Natural Sciences
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom