A systemic view of biodiversity and its conservation: processes, interrelationships, and human culture: presentation of a systemic view of biodiversity and its conservation that emphasizes complex interrelationships among subsystems and includes human culture.

@article{Sterling2010ASV,
  title={A systemic view of biodiversity and its conservation: processes, interrelationships, and human culture: presentation of a systemic view of biodiversity and its conservation that emphasizes complex interrelationships among subsystems and includes human culture.},
  author={Eleanor J Sterling and Andr{\'e}s Parrilla G{\'o}mez and Ana Luz Porzecanski},
  journal={BioEssays : news and reviews in molecular, cellular and developmental biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1090-8}
}
Historically, views and measurements of biodiversity have had a narrow focus, for instance, characterizing the attributes of observable patterns but affording less attention to processes. Here, we explore the question: how does a systems thinking view - one where the world is seen as elements and processes that connect and interact in dynamic ways to form a whole - affect the way we understand biodiversity and practice conservation? We answer this question by illustrating the systemic… CONTINUE READING

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