Global Biodiversity estimates

  • Created by: Holly
  • Created on: 05-01-13 18:26
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  • The reasons why scientists have different ideas about how many species inhabit Earth
    • Different scientists have used different techniques to make their estimate
    • Relatively little is known about some groups of organisms e.g. bacteria and insects - there could be more than we think
    • Estimates of global biodiversity change as scientists find out new things
    • Biodiversity varies in different parts of the world -the greater diversity is neat the equator, especially in Tropical rainforests, which are largely unexplored - this might mean current estimates of global diversity are too loo


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