Planetary Boundaries for Biodiversity: Implausible Science, Pernicious Policies.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The notion of a 'safe operating space for biodiversity' is vague and encourages harmful policies. Attempts to fix it strip it of all meaningful content. Ecology is rapidly gaining insights into the connections between biodiversity and ecosystem stability. We have no option but to understand ecological complexity and act accordingly.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Montoya, JM; Donohue, I; Pimm, SL

Published Date

  • February 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 73

PubMed ID

  • 29126565

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-8383

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0169-5347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tree.2017.10.004


  • eng