Q.56 Can you think of a scientific explanation, besides the analogy used by Paul Ehrlich, for the direct relationship between diversity and stability of an ecosystem:
Ans. The scientific explanation for the direct relationship between diversity and stability of an ecosystem could be as follows
Imagine a forest area, where diverse species ol plarıts are growing. Plants harbor a variety of insects on which a lot of bird species would depend on their food.
If a specific: plant species die, the related insect population will be affected that would lead to food unavailability for the birds.
In addition, if the plant species was a nitrogen fixer, the death of these plants would mean no replenishment of soil with nitrogen. This will obviously affect the other plants as well. So, if the cycle continues, the whole habitat/ecosystem will be negatively affected.