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International Journal on Algae
SJR: 0.219 SNIP: 0.261 CiteScore™: 0.24

ISSN Print: 1521-9429
ISSN Online: 1940-4328

International Journal on Algae

DOI: 10.1615/InterJAlgae.v3.i1.10
pages 1-13

Approaches to study of biodiversity

N. V. Kondratyeva
N.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2, Tereshchenkovskaya St., 01001 Kiev, Ukraine


The need for an inventory and classification of special cases of diversity as one of the manifestations of variability is emphasized. The meaning of the term "biodiversity" is under debate. Taxa of biodiversity are termed "various", and the future science devoted to the investigation of diversity is called "variology" ("biovariology", concerning biological objects). Infraspecific and species diversity, as well as diversity of communities and the groups of species represent the main types of biodiversity. Main principles of the classification of infraspecific and species diversity are discussed. Modern methodological approaches to the study of species diversity of algae are elucidated. Strategies algae diversity to conserve are elaborated.