Russ Bulluck wrote (in response to my question about which has the greater
biodiversity, a grasslands ecosystem or a forest ecosystem):
>It depends on whether you ask a grasslands ecologist or a forest ecologist!
>Joking aside, it depends. First one must define "healthy." Is a "healthy"
>based on productivity or biodiversity?
"Healthy", from my perspective, simply meant that the ecosystems were
functioning without overt human management or mismanagement. The forest was
neither being lumbered nor protected from diseases or insect damage. The
grasslands weren't being grazed by domestic animals. And like that.
Not terribly scientific, I know. Would "intact" have been better?
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