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Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2022    |    PP. 1-10    |PDF (343 K)|    Pub. Date: January 14, 2022
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Edmundas Lekevičius, Nature Research Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania

Species diversity is supported by trophic specialisation and the variability of environmental conditions in space and time, in other words, it is a form of the division of labour (a);Biodiversity helps to stabilise the functions (essential variables) of individuals, populations, and ecological communities (b);The emergence of biodiversity is determined by heritable variation and the advantage of specialised (more effective) structures over non-specialised ones (c);Biodiversity is characterised by its ability to increase itself and to organise itself during succession and/or evolution into relatively consistent structures, which we call production pyramids and nutrient cycles; in a certain sense, the ‚ontogenesis‘ of communities recapitulates their ‚phylogenesis‘. (d).

biodiversity, maintenance, function, origin, evolution, self-organisation, vacant niches

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Edmundas Lekevičius, A BRIEF SKETCH OF THE ECO-DARWINIAN PARADIGM, SCIREA Journal of Biology. Vol. 7 , No. 1 , 2022 , pp. 1 - 10 . https://doi.org/10.54647/biology18175


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