Biodiversity Paper Faizan Ahmed D03210808

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Faizan Ahmed D# 0808 SCI 204 Q Biodiversity Biodiversity is about the total amount of species in a region . It tells us about the species richness, evenness and dominance . The species richness is simply the number of the kinds of species in the region . The species evenness is the amount of a certain species compared to the total number of all species . Species dominance is about which species has the highest number compared to other species . In figure A the elephants are the most dominant species; the evenness is 82% while the other species (the wild dogs, hippos, gorillas, impalas, oryx, rhinos, lions, hyenas, and giraffes) is 2% for all . In figure B no animal is dominant because the evenness is 10% for all . The decided to pick figure B over figure A because the species population has more evenness
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Unformatted text preview: figure A the elephants are more dominant in numbers compared to any other animal. In figure B, the species evenness between all the animals is equal; no animal is more dominant than the other. Both figure A and B have the exact same species richness with a total of 10 species each. I believe that since there is evenness in figure B there will be lesser likelihood of overgrazing by the elephant. And if overgrazing were to occur than the elephants will die out quicker. In figure B since there isn’t too many elephant overgrazing will not happen and the amount of elephants will stay the same and birth/death ratio will fluctuate....
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