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Valerie Bodden, Thiara Fernandez, Xavier Baquero Environmental Science Monday, February 1 st , 2010 Prof. Hernandez Chapter 3 Questions Review Questions page 66 1,2,3,4,5 Critical Thinking 1,5,6,7 Answers Review Questions 1. Biodiversity: is the variety of the earth’s species, the gens they contain , the ecosystems in which they live and the ecosystem processes. a. Components: i. Functional Diversity ii. Ecological Diversity iii. Genetic Diversity iv. Species Diversity b. It is important, because it supplies us with the natural capital that keeps us alive. 2. Definitions: a. Biological evolution: The process where by Earths life changes over time through changes in the genes of populations. b. Natural selection: Process by which a particular beneficial gene is reproduced in succeeding generations more than other genes, the result of natural selection is a population
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that contains a greater proportion of organisms better adapted to certain environmental conditions. c.
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