Conservation Biology - Conservation Biology Preserve...

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Conservation Biology Preserve species Sustain ecosystems Highlight areas Endangered species Rich biodiversity Habitats sensitive to change
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Importance of Biodiversity Promotes stability in ecosystem Large ecosystems More stable than small ecosystems
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Importance of Biodiversity Dependent on Location on Earth Length of growing season Consistent climate Little geological change
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Biodiversity Hot Spots Endemic Species Many species in few areas & special habitat
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Biodiversity Hot Spots Top Hot Spots on Land Rain Forests Shrublands/Chaparral
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Biodiversity Hot Spots
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Biodiversity Hot Spots Top Aquatic Hot Spots Coral Reefs Large River Systems
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Human Impact on Biodiversity Three levels affected Ecosystems, species, gene pools
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Human Impact on Biodiversity Three main causes Habitat change, introduced species, overexploitation
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Conservation at Species Level Endangered Species Protect species Protect habitat Population recovery
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Conservation at Species Level Controlling Habitat Fragmentation Some species need large tracts of land
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course SCIENCE 101 taught by Professor Lister during the Spring '08 term at Pittsburg State Uiversity.

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