Chapter_55_Key_Terms_Freeman

Chapter_55_Key_Terms_Freeman - Chapter 55 Key Terms Freeman...

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Chapter 55 Key Terms Freeman Adaptive Management o A conservation strategy in which information from environmental monitoring is continuously used to review and modify ongoing conservation programs. Baseline o A measurement that represents normal values before a change or disturbance and that serves as a reference point for future comparisons. Biomass o The dry weight of organic matter comprising a group of organisms in a particular habitat. Domino Effect o Progressive loss of species diversity in a fragmented habitat, in which the loss of one species causes the loss of further species. Ecosystem Diversity o The variety of biotic components in a region along with abiotic components, such as soil, water, and nutrients. Ecosystem Services o Functions performed by natural ecosystems that directly or indirectly benefit humans. Endemic Species o Species that are confined to a specific, relatively small geographic area. Gap Analysis Program
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