Insects in Ecology and Natural Resources

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Insects in Ecology and Natural Resources Goal Gain an appreciation for the concept of biodiversity and how it is related to  insects and their relatives. Recognize the importance of insects to biodiversity and ecosystems and the  human services that insects provide. Learning Objectives Describe biodiversity and how insects are an integral component of  biodiversity. Develop an appreciation of why biodiversity is important and the threats to  biodiversity. Explain the ecological roles of insects in ecosystems and the human services  that insects provide. Describe an ecosystem and why they are important. Study Questions 1. What is biodiversity? Variety of life and the natural processes of which living tings are a part.  Variety of living organisms, the ways that life is organized and interacts on our  planet, and the genetic differences among living organisms. Variety of life 
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forms, the ecological roles they perform, and the genetic diversity they  contain. Species diversity, ecosystem diversity, and genetic diversity.
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