Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale

  title={Ecological Resilience, Biodiversity, and Scale},
  author={Garry D. Peterson and Craig R Allen and Crawford S. Holling},
ABSTRACT We describe existing models of the relationship between species diversity and ecological function, and propose a conceptual model that relates species richness, ecological resilience, and scale. We suggest that species interact with scale-dependent sets of ecological structures and processes that determine functional opportunities. We propose that ecological resilience is generated by diverse, but overlapping, function within a scale and by apparently redundant species that operate at… 

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