Workplace diversity has become increasingly more important as business has become more global.
If an ecosystem has poor species diversity, it may not function properly or efficiently. A diverse species assemblage also contributes to ecosystem diversity. Species Richness Species richness is the number of different species an ecosystem.
Environments that can support large numbers of species, such as tropical areas, tend to have greater species richness. If the number of individuals within a species is fairly constant throughout the community it has a high evenness.
If community A has 10 individuals divided between two species, but species 1 represents nine individuals, while species 2 has only one, then community A has a low evenness and lower species diversity.
If community B has ten individuals divided between two species, with species 1 having four individuals and species 2 having six, then community B has high evenness and higher species diversity. The more even the number of animals per species within an ecosystem, the greater the species diversity.
Sciencing Video Vault Ecosystem Efficiency A study from the University of Maryland suggests that by increasing species diversity in an ecosystem, both the efficiency and the productivity of an ecosystem will increase.
Keystone Species Keystone species play an important role, both in maintaining species diversity and the health of an ecosystem. A keystone species is an organism that helps maintain species diversity within an ecosystem by keeping the numbers of other species in an ecosystem constant.
By not allowing one species or another to become overly dominant, a keystone species maintains species diversity and ecosystem integrity. An experiment conducted in by Robert Paine observed that if a predatory species of starfish was removed from an ecosystem, it allowed two different species of mussels to outcompete the other species in the ecosystem and reduce species diversity.
Invasive Species An invasive species is a foreign species that is introduced to an ecosystem. If an invasive species forces out too many other species, the species diversity will drop, which could cause an ecosystem to function inefficiently or fail.On the Importance of Community for Diversity in Tech An update on Project Alloy & why I contribute to Project Alloy’s mission.
The first few words Kyle wrote about his personal project to tackle issues around a lack of diversity in tech struck me in an intense and personal way: “Being the only Latina, the only trans man, or the only disabled person in the room can be tough.
The importance of understanding culture in community building Envisioning your cultural community How to get started in building communities that encourage diversity. Diversity, that is, a mix of human backgrounds, races or genders, is an important means of promoting mutual understanding and tolerance.
The nature of its importance partly depends on the setting. Diversity, including diversity of gender, religion, and ethnicity, has been shown to improve retention and reduce the costs associated with employee turnover. In a diverse workplace, employees are more likely remain loyal when they feel respected and valued for their unique contribution.
The importance of understanding culture in community building Envisioning your cultural community How to get started in building communities that encourage diversity.
The Business Value of Diversity in Organizations There is a tangible impact of diversity on a company’s bottom line. According to the Center for American Progress, here are the top 10 ways diversity in the workplace influences a company.