A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE argues that the global biodiversity of the biosphere has changed by a factor of 10 over the past decade, due to an increase in human activity and a decline in biodiversity.
“The biosphere is the ecosystem that supports the life and wellbeing of humans, animals, plants, microbes, and other life forms on Earth,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Steven Geller of the University of California, Santa Cruz, told ABC News.
“It is the most complex ecosystem on Earth and it’s getting more complex as we’ve expanded it into ever more diverse habitats.
We are now seeing the loss of many species as humans and industrialization take advantage of the vast expanses of land we now have.
We have to start somewhere.”
According to the study, the global population is currently at 9 billion people, and that number will grow to 11 billion people by 2050.
The scientists used the population of the world to calculate the number of species, species richness, and biodiversity on Earth.
The authors used the number to estimate the amount of species and species richness on Earth, based on the data collected in 1990, 1990, 2000, 2010, and 2045.
The number of animals and plants on Earth has also grown over the course of the past two decades.
In the 1990s, only about 20 percent of the planet’s land area was covered by vegetation.
The study showed that by 2045, the proportion of the land area covered by plants will grow by about 30 percent, while the proportion covered by animals will increase by about 40 percent.
The scientists say the increase in species richness and biodiversity due to industrialization has impacted many of the ecosystems that support human health and prosperity, such as the oceans, forests, and coral reefs.
However, the increase of biodiversity has also impacted many other ecological systems.
“There is an increase of herbivores and other predators in many of these ecosystems,” Geller said.
“Some of those predators are now changing habitats and they’re changing their food chains.
We’ve seen an increase, for example, in the amount and variety of fish species.
There’s a loss of species diversity, but we also have more species in the oceans.
We need to think about what species are in these ecosystems, what their habitats are and what their biodiversity is.”
Geller said the researchers are now using the global data to make predictions about how the planet will look by 2050, and what species may disappear.
They are also looking at the effects of global warming, and are developing a plan for how to manage the change.
The researchers are planning a global biodiversity update in 2020.