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Biocompatibility: a Criterion for Conservation

dc.creatorSkutch, Alexander F
dc.date2015-07-23
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-03T15:30:49Z
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dc.identifierhttp://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/rbt/article/view/19715
dc.identifier10.15517/rbt.v46i3.19715
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/26910
dc.descriptionA rich ecosystem Iike a tropical rain forest contains three categories of organisms: ( 1) the sustainer green photosynthetic plants of a1l growth forms, theír poIlinators, seed dispersers, and próteétors'from injurious insects, and mostIy obscure decomposers Cif dead malter that replenish the soil's fertility; (2) the associates or "guests", a diverse group that appears to be rleither necessary foc the maintenance of the ecosystem nor injurious to it; and (3) the "enemies", predators great andsmall, parasites externa! and interna!, pathogens, etc. that torture, mutilate, oc destroy membersof the fmt two categories, which coexist harmoníously, rarely injuring on¡; another. Iurge conservationists. to give preferentia! treatment to these comp¡¡tible categories, ceasing to apply inadequate resources to theprotection oc increase of members of the third category, if nor trying to eliminate sorne of them. By promoting biocompatibility, or compatible biodiversity, instead of biodiversity of undefined limits, we might rnake a more harmonious, productive, and enjoyable natural world.en-US
dc.descriptionA rich ecosystem Iike a tropical rain forest contains three categories of organisms: ( 1) the sustainer green photosynthetic plants of a1l growth forms, theír poIlinators, seed dispersers, and próteétors'from injurious insects, and mostIy obscure decomposers Cif dead malter that replenish the soil's fertility; (2) the associates or "guests", a diverse group that appears to be rleither necessary foc the maintenance of the ecosystem nor injurious to it; and (3) the "enemies", predators great andsmall, parasites externa! and interna!, pathogens, etc. that torture, mutilate, oc destroy membersof the fmt two categories, which coexist harmoníously, rarely injuring on¡; another. Iurge conservationists. to give preferentia! treatment to these comp¡¡tible categories, ceasing to apply inadequate resources to theprotection oc increase of members of the third category, if nor trying to eliminate sorne of them. By promoting biocompatibility, or compatible biodiversity, instead of biodiversity of undefined limits, we might rnake a more harmonious, productive, and enjoyable natural world.es-ES
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dc.languageeng
dc.publisherUniversidad de Costa Ricaen-US
dc.rightsCopyright (c) 2015 International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservationen-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 46 (3) Setember 1998; 481-486en-US
dc.sourceRevista de Biología Tropical/International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Vol. 46 (3) Setember 1998; 481-486es-ES
dc.sourceRevista Biología Tropical; Vol. 46 (3) Setember 1998; 481-486pt-PT
dc.source2215-2075
dc.source0034-7744
dc.subjectconservationen-US
dc.subjectbiocompatibility or compatible biodiversityen-US
dc.subjectharmonyen-US
dc.subjectconservationes-ES
dc.subjectbiocompatibility or compatible biodiversityes-ES
dc.subjectharmonyes-ES
dc.titleBiocompatibility: a Criterion for Conservationen-US
dc.titleBiocompatibility: a Criterion for Conservationes-ES
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