Thank you Mr. Watz : Landscape Structure, Landscape Metrics and Biodiversity.
for this well referenced and readable study. This gives us a peek at the infinite complexity of actually measuring life on Earth, which, although ultimately impossible, is worth the effort in the modest understanding it conveys to us regarding our living on Earth with increasingly limited side effects. Right now the side effects are increasing so fast to seem limitless themselves. Some people when faced with overwhelming problems simply give up and let the next generation deal with it, and other people open their minds to the possibility of understanding. We here at Pathways do not give up when faced with complex problems, we open our minds to them in humility. It is possible to learn, to learn enough anyway, of how to live with the amazing diversity of life on Earth, without replacing it wholly with ourselves.