1Biology 101 LaboratoryBiology & SocietyLab 6ObjectivesUnderstand biodiversity and its importance in conservationLearn the role of collections of biological ididit tiorganisms and examine accreditation criteriaDiscuss ethical dilemmas of conservationWhat is biodiversity?The variety of life in all its forms, levels and combinations. Includes ecosystem diversity, species diversity, and genetic diversity Why does biodiversity matter?Biodiversity matters on all levels: community, population, species, genesEcosystem functioningEvolutionary futureEthical conservationHuman survivalWhat is conservation?-Scientific study of the nature and status of Earth’s biodiversity with the aim of protecting species, their habitats, and ecosystems from excessive rates of extinction.-Interdisciplinary subject drawing on sciences, economics, and the practice of natural resource management. What are biodiversity collections?-Assemblages of organisms, both living and dead, that are organized and curated to provide formal documentation of the world’s known biodiversity-Museums, Zoos, Arboreta, Botanical Gardens, Public and Private Research Collections
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