Ecological effects of biodiversity

All adult Eurasian blue tits share the same coloration, unmistakably identifying the morphospecies.

The diversity of species and genes in ecological communities affects the functioning of these communities.

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Biodiversity loss

Biodiversity loss includes the worldwide extinction of different species, as well as the local reduction or loss of species in a certain habitat, resulting in a loss of biological diversity.

Summary of major biodiversity-related environmental-change categories expressed as a percentage of human-driven change (in red) relative to baseline (blue)
Demonstrator against biodiversity loss, at Extinction Rebellion (2018).
The Forest Landscape Integrity Index measures global anthropogenic modification on remaining forests annually. 0 = Most modification; 10= Least.
Industrial processes contributing to air pollution though the emission of carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous oxide.
Mass fishing of Pacific jack mackerel (with possible bycatch) with a Chilean purse seiner.
DPSIR: drivers, pressures, state, impact and response model of intervention
An infographic describing the relationship between biodiversity and food.
Earth's 25 terrestrial hot spots of biodiversity. These regions contain a number of plant and animal species and have been subjected to high levels of habitat destruction by human activity.

Ecological effects of biodiversity are usually counteracted by its loss.

Diversity–function debate

Functional diversity, composition, and species richness affect the biogeochemical processes of ecosystems.

A sampling of fungi collected during summer 2008 in Northern Saskatchewan mixed woods, near LaRonge, is an example regarding the species diversity of fungus. In this photo, there are also leaf lichens and mosses.

It discusses the sampling effect as a possible mechanism, not as an irrefutable mechanism.

G. David Tilman

American ecologist.

Tilman in 2017

The drought provided substantial disturbance and the biomass data showed a strong positive correlation between the plant diversity within the community and the stability of the community as a whole supporting the diversity-stability hypothesis.

Intact forest landscape

Unbroken natural landscape of a forest ecosystem and its habitat–plant community components, in an extant forest zone.

The world's IFLs

An IFL is a natural environment with no signs of significant human activity or habitat fragmentation, and of sufficient size to contain, support, and maintain the complex of indigenous biodiversity of viable populations of a wide range of genera and species, and their ecological effects.

Index of environmental articles

The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, includes all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth.

The ecosystem of public parks often includes humans feeding the wildlife.

Ecological effects of biodiversity

Climate change in Saskatchewan

The effects of climate change in Saskatchewan are now being observed in parts of the province.

Wood pellets

The reason for the establishment of the park was that over 80% of all previous mixed grass prairie and short-grass prairie has been lost in Saskatchewan due to current agricultural practices, and preservation of these species is vital to ecosystem health and biodiversity.

Index of biodiversity articles

List of topics in biodiversity.

Sunflowers are hyperaccumulator plants that can absorb large amount of metal.

Ecological effects of biodiversity

Daniel Goodman

American professor specializing in the fields of ecology, population biology, and Bayesian statistics.

Daniel Goodman in Montana

Academically, Goodman is known primarily for his early career work on the relationship between diversity and stability in an ecological context and his work on life history theory.

Ecological health

Ecological health differs from ecosystem health, the condition of ecosystems, which have particular structural and functional properties, and it differs from ecological integrity, which refers to environments with minimal human impact, although the term ecological health has also been used loosely in reference to a range of environmental issues.

Rainforest ecosystems are rich in biodiversity. This is the Gambia River in Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park.

Measures that depend on biodiversity are valid indicators of ecological health as stability and productivity (good indicators of ecological health) are two ecological effects of biodiversity.

Biodiversity of South Africa

Variety of living organisms within the boundaries of South Africa and its exclusive economic zone.

The Afrotropical realm, marked in blue
Barred Fingerfin at Rocky bank
Marine ecoregions of the South African Exclusive Economic Zone (redefined 2011)
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Hotspot
Succulent Karroo location map
Fynbos in the Western Cape
A 360 degree photograph of fynbos in the Groot Winterhoek region of the Western Cape about 18 months after a fire. New plants can be seen in various stages of growth following the fire. The infertile white soil that fynbos tends to grow in can also be clearly seen.  
Click here to see the photograph in 360 degrees.
Protea cynaroides on Table Mountain

Ecological effects of biodiversity are usually counteracted by its loss.