Terms in this set (21)
The number of different species in an area.
A change that affects one species, will affect other species as well.
Tourism, Raw materials, Pharmaceuticals
When removed from an ecosystem, there are far reaching effects.
Factors affecting biodiversity
Area, Climate, Niche Diversity
The more niches available in the environment, the greater the biodiversity
The larger it is, the more biodiversity
Closer to the equator the more biodiversity exists.
The most Biodiverse areas
Tropical Rain forests and Coral Reefs
The disappearance of a species from the planet earth
Captive Breeding, Laws and Treaties, Habitat Preservation
A species in danger of becoming extinct
A species at risk of becoming endangered
Causes of Extinction
Habitat destruction, Habitat Fragmentation, Pollution, Poaching, Climate Change, and Introduction of exotic species
The single largest cause of extinction
Illegal killing of animals for all or part of their bodies
Noise, Heat, Toxic, Chemical materials that may not be toxic to humans but are toxic to others.
Animals cannot move about freely in 'home'
Introduction of exotic species
crowds out native species and takes over habitat
Global warming, Ice Age, Long lasting drought or floods
One third of all amphibians species are currently threatened with extinction