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In the light of evolution II: Biodiversity and extinction

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dc.contributor.author Avise, John C. en
dc.contributor.author Hubbell, Stephen P. en
dc.contributor.author Ayala, Francisco J. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-30T17:26:29Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-30T17:26:29Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Avise, John C., Hubbell, Stephen P., and Ayala, Francisco J. 2008. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F14821">In the light of evolution II: Biodiversity and extinction</a>." <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America</em>. 105 (Supplement 1):11453&ndash;11457. <a href="https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0802504105">https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0802504105</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 0027-8424
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/14821
dc.description.abstract First paragraph The Earth s biodiversity is a wellspring for scientific curiosity about nature s workings. It is also a source of joy and inspiration for inquisitive minds, from poets to philosophers, and provides life-support services. According to Kellert (2), biodiversity affords humanity nine principal types of benefit: utilitarian (direct economic value of nature s goods and services), scientific (biological insights), aesthetic (inspiration from nature s beauty), humanistic (feelings deeply rooted in our inherent attachment to other species), dominionistic (physical and mental well-being promoted by some kinds of interactions with nature), moralistic (including spiritual uplifting), naturalistic (curiosity-driven satisfaction from the living world), symbolic (naturestimulated imagination, communication, and thought), and even negativistic (fears and anxieties about nature, which can actually enrich people s life experience). Whether or not this list properly characterizes nature s benefits, the fact is that a world diminished in biodiversity would be greatly impoverished. en
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America en
dc.title In the light of evolution II: Biodiversity and extinction en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 74216
dc.identifier.doi 10.1073/pnas.0802504105
rft.jtitle Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
rft.volume 105
rft.issue Supplement 1
rft.spage 11453
rft.epage 11457
dc.description.SIUnit Encyclopedia of Life en
dc.description.SIUnit Forces of Change en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 11453
dc.citation.epage 11457


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