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Biodiversity maintenance refers to the ability of an ecosystem to support a natural condition for species numbers and the distribution of ecosystem complex types. Biodiversity provides stability to the ecosystem and resilience to disturbance.

Processes that affect biodiversity maintenance:

Interactions and equations:

Contact information

Ronald Thom, Ph.D

Marine Research Operations, PNNL
1529 W. Sequim Bay Rd.
Sequim, WA 98382