L15_15_Biodiversity

relevance to human food producon irish potato famine

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Unformatted text preview: represented in an ecosystem Chordata Phylum Class Order Mammalia Ar;odactyla Proboscidea Perissodactyla Family Bovidae Giraffidae Elephan;dae Equidae Genus Syncerus (buffalo) Giraffa (giraffe) Loxodonta (elephant) Equus (zebra) Rela;vely high taxonomic diversity “Func;onal Diversity” is related to the diversity of organisms rela;ve to their func;onal ecological roles High Func;onal Diversity Primary Producers (plants) Primary Consumers (mammalian herbiovres, birds, insects) Secondary Consumers (predators) Decomposers (insects, fungi, bacteria) 10 species 10 species 10 species 10 species “Func;onal Diversity” is related to the diversity of organisms rela;ve to their func;onal ecological roles High Func;onal Diversity Primary Producers (plants) Primary Consumers (mammalian herbiovres, birds, insects) Secondary Consumers (predators) Decomposers (insects, fungi, bacteria) Low Func;onal Diversity 10 species 10 species 10 species 10 species 10 species 2 species 10 species 2 species Why is diver...
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