Édouard SUESS viewed biosphere as Earth, a living world composed of living animals and plants. Vladimir VERNADSKY repeated this word and added to it that Earth is a living organism. Thus biosphere and biodiversity are one and same.
Places’ individuals are same as the body’s cells. Biosphere thrives when its balance is maintained, as for a healthy organism. Thus PLATO considered the world as a living creature. Ecology is a new discipline.
Living process has a purpose. Each organ runs to achieve something. So every individual is born to achieve something.