Biodiversity Definitions

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Biodiversity
Types and numbers of species living in an area
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Abundance
The number of a population of species
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Monocluture
Area of only 1 speices
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Fragile ecosystem
One with low species diversity or monoculture
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Biosphere
the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the earth or another planet occupied by living organisms
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Biome
Area of typical groups of ecosytems
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Biomass
Total mass of living matter pr unit area dry
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Genetic diversity
The total number of genetic characteristics in the genetic makeup of a species
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Niche
Species that have found something it done well at and or something it is uniquely good at
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Intrinsic value
The value something has due to its looks ie The countryside
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RIC's
Rapidly industrialised countrys
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Alien species
Species non native to a country and have moved out of there natural habitat
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Native species
Species that traditionally live in the country
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Conservation
Saving ecosystems by directly interacting with the environment in order to save or keep species safe
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Maximum sustainable yeild
The absolute maximum level at which a natural resource can be routinely exploited without long-term depletion
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Carrying capicity
The maximum amount of species available to harvest
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Over harvesting
The amount above max yield will cause depletion of numbers
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Biodiversity Hotspot
A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region that is both a significant reservoir of biodiversity and is threatened with destruction
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Endemic species
Plants and animals that exist only in one geographic region
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The number of a population of species

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Abundance

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Area of only 1 speices

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One with low species diversity or monoculture

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the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the earth or another planet occupied by living organisms

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