Chapter 30-Biodiversity - Chapter 30: Biodiversity Click to...

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What do you think biodiversity means?
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Bio = Bio diversity What does “ Bio ” mean? Life
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Bio diversity D i v e r s i t y = V a r i e t y What does “ Diversity ” mean?
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. Scientists have identified more than 1.4 million species. Tens of millions -- remain unknown
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There are 3 components of biodiversity 1. Diversity of genes Chihuahuas, beagles, and rottweilers are all dogs—but they're not the same because their genes are slightly different. Chihuahua Beagle Rottweilers
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2. Diversity of species For example: monkeys, dragonflies, and meadow beauties are all different species. Saki Monkey Golden Skimmer Meadow Beauty There are 3 components of biodiversity
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3. Variety of ecosystems Prairies, Ponds, and tropical rain forests are all ecosystems. Each one is different, with its own set of species living in it. Paynes Prairie Hoh Rain Forest Florida Sand hill Pond There are 3 components of biodiversity
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What do we get from biodiversity? (these are called n Oxygen- plants provide Oxygen obviously n Food- from plants and animals n Clean Water- plants can be used to filter water n Medicine- 40% of all prescription drugs are made from living things. (more info on next slide) n Aesthetics- parks, zoos, wilderness, etc.
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