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  • 1. Biological Diversity Professor X 09/06/11
  • 2. What is Biodiversity?
    • The variation of life forms within a given ecosystem (Ex: Earth)
  • 3. What does it mean?
    • Our biodiversity today consists of millions of distinct biological species, which is the product of nearly 3.5 billion years of evolution.
    • In Short: Biodiversity is diversity among biological species
  • 4. Diversity: Three different groups Genetic Diversity Diversity of genes within a species 09/06/11 Species Diversity Diversity among species in an ecosystem Ecosystem Diversity Diversity of a habitat in a given unit area
  • 5. 09/06/11 Measurement Alpha Diversity Beta Diversity Gamma Diversity
  • 6.
    • Environmentalist, Jared Diamond, says H.I.P.P.O. is to blame:
    09/06/11 Threats I nvasive Species P ollution Human Over P opulation O verkill H abitat destruction
  • 7. What Does it Mean for Us?
    • Conservation of Earths
    • biodiversity is vital because
    • we get so much from the
    • Earth.
    09/06/11 Aesthetic values of a pretty flower or a beautiful animal . Natural resources (oil, rubber, water, oxygen, and more)
  • 8.
    • Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity where all [species] have an important role This is useful for mankind as a larger number of species of plants means more variety of crops and a larger number of species of animals ensure that the ecosystem is naturally sustained .
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