Biology 4.2

Biodiversity
A measure of the variation found in the living world
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Habitat
Where an organism lives
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Species
A group of organisms that can freely interbreed to produce fertile offspring
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Allele
A version of a gene
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Locus
The position of that gene on a chromsome
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Polymorphic Gene Locus
A locus that has more than two alleles
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Simpson's index of biodiversity
A measure of the diversity of a habitat
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Species Eveness
A measure of how evenly represented the species are
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Species Richness
A measure of how many different species are presented
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Climate Change
Significant, long-lasting changes in weather patterns
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Monoculture
A crop consisting of one strain of one species
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Keystone Species
One that has a disproportionate effect upon its environment relative to its abundance
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Soil Depletion
The loss of soil fertility caused by the removal of minerals by continuous cropping
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Conservation in situ
Carrying out active management to maintain the biodiversity in the natural environment
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Marine Conservation Zones
Area of the sea set aside to conserve the diversity of species and habitats
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Wildlife Reserves
Areas set aside for the conservation of species or habitats
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Conservation ex situ
Conservation outside the normal habitat of the species
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CITES
The Convention on International Trade in England Species
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Countryside Stewardship Scheme
A scheme to encourage farmers and other landowners to manage parts of their land in a way that promotes conversation
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Where an organism lives

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Habitat

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A group of organisms that can freely interbreed to produce fertile offspring

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Card 4

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A version of a gene

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Card 5

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The position of that gene on a chromsome

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