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ch10_0495556718_164048 - Chapter 10 Sustaining Terrestrial...

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Chapter 10 Sustaining Terrestrial Biodiversity: The Ecosystem Approach Summary 1. Conservation biology attempts to slow down the rate at which we are destroying and degrading the earth’s biodiversity through the use of rapid response strategies. Hot spots, the most endangered and species-rich ecosystems, receive emergency action to slow down/stop the loss of biodiversity in these systems. Bioinformatics manages, analyzes, and communicates basic biological and ecological information to help sustain biodiversity. 2. Forests provide important ecological and economic services, are storehouses of biodiversity, and affect weather and climate throughout the world. Forest resource management varies according to the type of forests. In diverse forests, the age and size of trees are preserved to foster natural regeneration. Government policies will primarily determine the future of forests, including old-growth forests. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 07/26/2009 for the course BIO 1100 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Concordia AB.

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