Biodiversity

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What does biodiversity mean?
Living Differences
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What are the two aspects of organisms in a given environment that biodiversity refers to?
The number of species and the number of organisms within each species
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Is biodiversity constant?
No
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Do more plants grow at high light intensity or low?
High light intensity
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What environment supports more herbivores and more carnivores?
A bright environment
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What does more energy flowing through an ecosystem result in?
More species
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What region has a higher biodiversity?
Equatorial regions
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Where are the biodiversity hotspots?
Near the equator are tropics
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Why are the biodiversity hotspots near the equator?
High light intensity and high energy input
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What is succession?
The change in the composition of a community over a period of time
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What is Natural Selection?
A factor that generates and changes biodiversity
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What is Human Influence?
Human activity making the environment less hospitable to living organisms
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What is the greatest threat to biodiversity?
Our species
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