Biodiversity

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How many species do we know about in total?
estimated that there are more than 13 million species and we know about/have recorded 1.6 million ish
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how many vertebrates and plants have we recorded?
vertebrates = 90% plants = 84%
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What is biodiversity? (Short definition)
Biodiversity is the total sum of genes, species and ecosystems in a given area: the greater the number, the greater the diversity
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What is Simpson's Diversity Index?
It is a measure of diversity which takes into account the number of species present, as well as the relative abundance of each species. As species richness and evenness increases, so does biodiversity
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what is genetic diversity?
e.g giraffes g
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how many vertebrates and plants have we recorded?

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vertebrates = 90% plants = 84%

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