Biodiversity and Conservation. Levels of Biodiversity. Humans are reducing Earth ’ s diversity of life Biodiversity – sum total of all organisms in an area Split into three specific levels: Species diversity Genetic diversity Ecosystem diversity. Species Diversity.
Taxonomists = scientists who classify species
Physical appearance and genetics determines a species
Genera = related species are grouped together
Families = groups of genera
Every species has a two-part scientific name: genus and species
A model biosphere reserve that contains a protected inner core surrounded by two buffer zones that people can use for multiple use.
Tiburon mariposa lily
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Green sea turtle
Today the oceans contain only 10% of the large animals they once did