More importantly, this emphasis on preserving or restoring historical locations of species largely ignores the more important issue of an introduction's potential compatibility with the existing biotic community
or climatic conditions.
Also recorded was the biotic community
present (Brown and Lowe, 1994), the presence and abundance of woody plant species, presence of cacti in the immediate vicinity, presence of herbaceous ground cover and, later, the approximate distance of each animal flushed when disturbed by the vehicle or person hiking.
They become an integral part of the place where they live, a contributing member of the biotic community
We have an ethical duty to allow other citizens of the biotic community
to pursue their own lives, to enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--or the pursuit of snowshoe hares, if we are speaking of lynx.
The even-more severe limits constraining exchange of information and exchange of needs among the members of the biotic community
likewise prevent its moral character from being robustly democratic.
Altered biotic community
composition and habitat conditions of a coastal bay associated with progressive eutrophication signal increasing ecosystem disturbance and impairment that must be tracked in order to implement effective remedial actions and circumvent the decline in human use of estuarine resources and amenities.
Due to its outdoor location, natural light and precipitation create a natural biotic community
, which in turn affects streambank stability and nutrient cycling.
There is a trend towards increased numbers of new pathogens entering populations of historically healthy animals causing catastrophic results to the biotic community
Wilson's description is a nice addendum to Aldo Leopold's seminal definition of a Land ethic published over half a century ago in A Sand County Almanac And Sketches Here and There: "A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community
A thing is right," he contends, "when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community