Biodiversity: Luxury or necessity

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Because biodiversity is so complex and varied, knowledge in this area is still relatively limited. It can be stated that this complexity, combined with structural uncertainty, may well lead to an unpredictable future and further loss of biodiversity which will be characterised by non-linearity, thresholds and irreversibility
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransitions in a globalising world
EditorsP. Martens, J. Rotmans
Place of PublicationLisse, Abington, Exton, Tokyo
PublisherSwets & Zeitlinger
ISBN (Print)9789026519215
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • biodiversity
  • ecosystems
  • habitats
  • nature conservation

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