Biodiversity Notes. Short for Biological Diversity What does this mean?. Biological = Living organisms (plants and animals) Diversity = variety. Species diversity. number of species in a given area.
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Short for Biological Diversity
What does this mean?
Biological = Living organisms (plants and animals)
Diversity = variety
Higher Species Diversity
Lower Species Diversity
A few of the hundreds of rice varieties found in India.
Some genetic diversity in potatoes …
Coniferous Forest meeting a meadow
Ocean meeting a beach
Oftentimes, invasive species out-compete native species resulting in disruption of the ecosystem and food chain. Many native organisms are becoming endangered by this!
Introduced species, non-native species, exotic species and alien species…
8 billion by 2020