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  • Biodiversity
    Professor X
  • What is Biodiversity?
    Different Species
    Different Biomes
    Different Ecosystems
  • Types of Diversity
    Genetic
    Species
    Ecosystem
  • How to Measure Biodiversity
    Alpha Diversity
    Diversity within a particular area, community, or ecosystem
    Measured By:
    Counting the number of species in an area
    Beta Diversity
    Species diversity between ecosystems
    Comparing the number of species unique to each ecosystem
    Gamma Diversity
    Overall diversity for different ecosystems within a region
    Multiplying the Alpha and Beta diversities in a region
  • Concerns
    1/8of all plant species are on the verge of extinction
    140,000species lost in one year
  • Threats
    Habitat Destruction
    Invasive Species
    Pollution
    Population
    Overkill
  • Benefits
    Rubber
    Oxygen
    Water
    Oil
  • Significance
    “Biodiversity boosts ecosystem productivity… [and] enables the ecosystem to prevent and recover from a variety of disasters.”
    www.globalissues.org