SIGNIFICANCE OF GAIA HYPOTHESIS IN RELATION TO THE CONSER-VATOIN OF BIODIVERSITYArchan Bhattacharya
Now a days the eco-a ware people are very much concerned and sensitive about biodiversity and the issues of its distresses and conservation. We have no other option to continue our existence on this planet without going for conservation of biodiversity. In present discussion, an endeavour would be made to realize the significance of the Gaia hypothesis in relation to conservation of biodiversity, or in other words, how the hypothesis can promote conservation. At heart, the hypothesis suggests that the evolution of organisms and their environment are tightly coupled as a single process through self-regulation and the ecosphere is a super-ecosystem (the Gaian system) with numerous interacting functions and feedback loops maintained by the action, co-action, reaction and interaction between the biotic and abiotic components which are equally weightfull to maintain the ecospheric homeorhesis (evolutionary and ecological stability). The hypothesis has different notions, whichever be accepted, makes persons thinking carefully about the planetary health and environmental, developmental and conservational issues. This stimulates mankind to care for nature and to think her as guide for optimization, thus leading to eco-compatible life and sustainable development.
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