Biodiversity Key Words

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  • Biodiversity Key Words
    • Biodiversity - the number and variety of different organism collectively found
    • Habitat - a place where organisms live
    • Representativeness - where you evaluate if there is a full range of diversity within each species
    • Community - All the living organisms, living together, in the same place at the same time
    • Population - a group of organisms of the same species, living together in the same place
    • Species - a group of organisms with similar characteristics, that are able to bred with each other and produce fertile offspring
    • Ecosystem -  a relative self contained system including all the living organisms and their environment
    • Sampling - A measure used to estimate the total number of organisms in an area
    • Conservation - minimising human impact on the natural environment
    • Comprehensiveness - where you evaluate how many species are in the environment and the prevailing environmental conditions
    • Adequacy - where you evaluate whether the area is suitable to provide long term survival of all species, populations and communities represented
    • Species  density - how many individuals there are per square meter
    • Species frequency - the chance of finding a particular species within any one quadrat
  • Species - a group of organisms with similar characteristics, that are able to bred with each other and produce fertile offspring

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