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4015_Tutorial_1 - Biodiversity All genes, species, and...

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Unformatted text preview: Biodiversity All genes, species, and ecosystems in a region KINDS OF BIODIVERSITY 1. Genetic diversity : the variety of genetic material within a species or population 1. Species diversity : the number of species present in a habitat. 1. Ecological diversity : the variety of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems found in an area or on the earth. Sociology Decreasing visits to National Parks Political Science Clean Water Act 1972 established laws that control water pollution Endangered Species Act 1973 to protect other species The Cuyahoga River Fire lasted just thirty minutes, but it did approximately fifty thousand dollars in damage -- principally to some railroad bridges spanning the river. It is unclear what caused the fire, but most people believe sparks from a passing train ignited an oil slick in the Cuyahoga River. This was not the first time that the river had caught on fire. Fires occurred on the Cuyahoga River in 1868, 1883, 1887, 1912, 1922, 1936, 1941, 1948, and in 1952. 1922, 1936, 1941, 1948, and in 1952....
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This note was uploaded on 07/07/2011 for the course BIOL 4015 taught by Professor Prowell during the Summer '08 term at LSU.

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4015_Tutorial_1 - Biodiversity All genes, species, and...

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