- Environments themselves are heterogeneous, the more so to small scale organisms.
- Starting with a 'seed' community at a new location can lead to expanding diversity in such community later on.
- Again, the close matches between paired organisms is linked to evolution.
- Such mutualism among mutually evolved organisms can inspire a model for developing strong healthy relationships between neighboring nations, neighbors as well as people coexisting in the same community.
- Types of mutualism can inspire mutualisms in human communities and in the business and political worlds!
Make website, call it ecological inspirations.
- "The existence of one type of organism in an area immediately diversifies it for others."
- An organism may increase the diversity of its environment by contributing:
- dead leaves
- its dead body
- Its body may serve as a place in which other species find homes
- One species may have developed a dependence upon another
- Relationships between consumers and their foods
- Relationships between parasites and their hosts
- mutualisms: mutual dependence among two species (stronger than one side dependence)
- "The association of nitrogen-fixing bacteria with the roots of leguminous plants"
- "Extremely precise relationships between insect pollinators and their flowers"
- Organism-environment vs. organism-organism interactions:
- When a population has been exposed to variations in the physical factors of the environment a tolerance may evolve. The physical factor cannot itself change or evolve as a result of the evolution of the organisms.
- Coevolution: When members of two species interact, the change in each produces alterations in the life of the other
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