Environmental Engineering

Biotic Homogenization by Julie L. Lockwood, Michael L. McKinney

By Julie L. Lockwood, Michael L. McKinney

Biological homogenization is the dominant approach shaping the long run international biosphere. As worldwide transportation turns into speedier and extra widespread, it truly is inevitable that biotic intermixing increases. special neighborhood biotas becomes extinct merely to get replaced by way of already common biotas which can tolerate human actions. This procedure is affecting all elements of our global: language, economies, and ecosystems alike. the final word end result is the lack of distinctiveness and the expansion of uniformity. during this means, quickly nutrients eating places exist in Moscow and Java Sparrows breed on Hawaii.
organic homogenization qualifies as a world environmental disaster. The Earth hasn't ever witnessed one of these extensive and entire reorganization of species distributions.

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