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Contemporary Problems of Ecology

2003 year, number 1

Problems and Perspectives of Experimental Study of Biodiversity

Pages: 3-8


The diversity of quality and the multilevel character of manifestation of biodiversity determine the necessity of using versatile approaches and methods to its study.  According to modern notions, the diversity of organisms is subdivided into taxonomic or phyletic (with respect to kinship) and typologic (with respect to categories of characters not associated with kinship) one.  Experimental methods can be used at those levels which deal with levels that are basic units of biodiversity, as well as with populations and individuals. The authors of publications presented in the present issue of the journal, while solving the problems of investigation and conservation of biological diversity, have used versatile approaches and methods