HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Wildlife variety is the spice of life, say scientists

asoning: that we like some of it and that it is wrong to let it go extinct. Here we suggest, along with the findings of other ecologists, that there is another, complementary reason to preserve diversity - it plays a role in determining the way the environment works.

These results provide the type of general ecological principles that need to be considered when setting conservation and habitat management policy."

First author, Professor Michel Loreau of the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, said:

"This paper makes a significant contribution to resolving the debate about ecosystem functioning by providing a novel method and new data that show how complementary interactions between species appear to play the stronger role."

The EU-funded BIODEPTH project, which ran from 1996 to 1999, performed an identical experiment in eight different countries which assembled miniature experimental grasslands at field sites around Europe from Greece to Sweden (4).

The "mini-meadows" varied in plant diversity to mimic the gradual loss of species seen throughout Europe.

Authors Drs Loreau and Hector took a new approach to the analysis of the BIODEPTH data, whose key findings were published in Science in November 1999, by adapting a classic method normally used to analyse evolutionary changes.

A commentary accompanying publication of the earlier BIODEPTH results in Science praised the project for its high degree of multinational collaboration within European science.


'"/>

Contact: Tom Miller
t.miller@ic.ac.uk
44-20-7594-6704
Imperial College London
4-Jul-2001


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
2. Wildlife markets and disease transmission
3. Lead-based paint is poisoning albatross chicks at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
4. Wildlife researcher captures jaguars with camera
5. Wildlife corridors shown effective
6. Wildlife officials to consider ban on caviar exports from major Caspian Sea nations
7. Roll Up Your Sleeves And Join Us In The Field, Says Fish And Wildlife Service To Conservation Biologists
8. In Logged Forests, Hunting of Wildlife Becomes Deadly Second Harvest
9. Tigers And Land Mines: Wildlife Experts Discuss Fate Of Koreas DMZ
10. Elementary Students Mapping Virginia Wildlife
11. Wildlife Conservation Society Receives $700,000 Grant From Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/2/2020)... ... July 02, 2020 , ... ... has announced a publication detailing the use of its revolutionary NEXTGENPCR endpoint ... reaction (RT-PCR) in 16 minutes. The article, titled "Ultra-fast one-step RT-PCR protocol ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... In an upcoming episode scheduled ... accelerated Point of Care Testing solutions (POCT). Check local listings for more info. , ... medical offices and are shipped to labs throughout the country. Results are then available ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... ... The field of quantitation of large molecules or proteins has been around for a ... of mass spectrometry in this field has gained a lot of momentum in the ... approach to use (LBA or MS)?” In many cases, either technology can answer ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... June 29, 2020 , ... MedShift , a ... 2020, despite many obstacles created as a result of COVID-19. As a provider ... partnered medical practices and medical manufacturers by expanding access to device offerings, technology ...
(Date:7/1/2020)... ... June 30, 2020 , ... ... data insights, today announced that the launch of a new clinical ... data about the tumor microenvironment (TME). , “Flagship’s TissueInsight is a service ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... June 25, 2020 , ... ... to develop a vaccine or drug treatment. In an effort to better understand ... publicly released the world’s largest imaging dataset portraying therapeutic compound effects from over ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... ... 26, 2020 , ... The Security Industry Association ... opposition to the recently introduced bicameral Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium ... use of nearly all biometric and related image analytics technologies, incorrectly labeling all ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: