The health of an ecosystem directly depends on the species richness and species diversity. Ecosystems have evolved to accommodate more number of individuals and species in it, so as to remain stable despite environmental disturbances. How does an ecosystem achieve this accommodation? There are two major processes that […]
In scientific literature, you will often find these two terms; “species richness” and “species diversity” being used. While they sound quite similar (and mistakenly used interchangeably by many), they are two different concepts. I’d like to dedicate this blog to explaining what they mean, and why each of […]
The key factor for generation of diversity on Earth is evolution, as I told you in my previous blog Diversity on Earth: How is it created and maintained? I also mentioned that environmental disturbances play a major role in the initiation of evolution. In this blog, I’d like to […]
In my previous blog, I mentioned how the Earth’s ecosystems survive because of it’s complexity and diversity. This complexity and diversity has developed over the course of millions of years, millions of interactions, both successful and failed. The two main factors for diversity are time and imperfection.
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Human beings are extraordinary creatures. I say this, because in the 4.5 billion year old history of the Earth, no other living organism has come close to what we have been able to achieve as a species. Now, I’m not talking about…
The third law of thermodynamics states (in effect) that “entropy in the universe is always increasing”. Entropy is the degree of randomness in any system. It’s a concept in favor of simplicity. Everything in the universe is moving from complex to simple situations. For example, within a star, Hydrogen atoms […]