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Home > Biodiversity: Scientific Issues and Research Proposals (1991), by Otto Solbrig - Updated: 08-01-2003 2:26 pm
Overview of key scientific issues and questions related to biological diversity and its functional significance, published by UNESCO as MAB Digest 9.  
biodiversity120.jpg In reviewing the biological and ecological significance of biodiversity and proposing hypotheses for testing in future research, an underlying aim of this digest was to contribute to the development of a general theory of biodiversity. More specifically,the study was prepared as a contribution to the planning of a programme on the ecosystem function of biodiverity (Diversitas), The study was undertaken jointly by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), the Scientific Committee on Problemsof the Environment (SCOPE) and UNESCO.

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