Biodiversity 

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  • Biodiversity
    • Biodiversity importance
      • more fertile soil
      • reduces likelihood of extinction
      • medical purposes
      • provides money/export
      • variety of food
    • Biodiversity features
      • Ecosystem
        • the number of ecosystems within an area e.g forest, deserts, wetlands
      • Genetic
        • the range of species found within a particular area e.g humans have high genetic diversity
      • Species
        • The number of species in a area and their abundance e.g Amazon has high species diversity
    • Biodiversity influences
      • endemic species
        • species that are unique to a place
      • location
        • Isolation
          • remote islands cause endemism
          • species develop diversity
      • invasive species
        • when a new species is introduced to a place
      • Climate
        • percipitation
          • weather is seasonal
        • temperature
          • plants begin there growth above 6 degrees
          • photosynthesis begins at above 10 degrees
          • plants begin to suffer at 36 degrees
        • light  intensity
          • tropical rainforest receive most incoming radiation thus have highier enrgy inputs
  • Biodiversity features
    • Ecosystem
      • the number of ecosystems within an area e.g forest, deserts, wetlands
    • Genetic
      • the range of species found within a particular area e.g humans have high genetic diversity
    • Species
      • The number of species in a area and their abundance e.g Amazon has high species diversity

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