The term \alpha - diversity refers to
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The term - diversity refers to

A

Genetic diversity

B

Community and ecosystem diversity

C

Diversity among the plants

D

Species diversity

Answer

The local species pool is known as alpha diversity. It is also the diversity present within the community. The term was introduced by R. H. Whittaker. Example of such diversity includes high tree diversity throughout the Amazon Rainforests of Ecuador. Generally, gamma diversity = alpha diversity x beta diversity.
So, the correct answer is 'Species diversity'.

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