Category: Biodiversity

Habitat and Niche

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 […]

Species diversity and Species richness

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 […]

Adaptations: Another tool for diversity

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 […]