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What is meant by biodiversity

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Asked by Abdul Haleem, 09 Jan '13 06:19 pm
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The variety of life on Earth, its biological diversity is commonly referred to as biodiversity. The number of species of plants, animals, and microorganisms, the enormous diversity of genes in these species, the different ecosystems on the planet, such as deserts, rainforests and coral reefs are all part of a biologically diverse Earth. Appropriate conservation and sustainable development strategies attempt to recognize this as being integral to any approach. Almost all cultures have in some way or form recognized the importance that nature, and its biological diversity has had upon them and the need to maintain it. Yet, power, greed and politics have affected the precarious balance.
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Answered by LIPSIKA, 09 Jan '13 06:30 pm

 
  
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Biodiversity is the variety of all living things; the different plants, animals and micro organisms, the genetic information they contain and the ecosystems they form.
Answered by anantharaman, 10 Jan '13 12:11 pm

 
  
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Biodiversity is the variety of all living things; the different plants, animals and micro organisms, the genetic information they contain and the ecosystems they form. Biodiversity is usually explored at three levels - genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. These three levels work together to create the complexity of life on Earth.
Answered by vedprakash sharma, 09 Jan '13 10:24 pm

 
  
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Biological diversity, or the shorter "biodiversity," (bio-di-ver-si-ty) simply means the diversity, or variety, of plants and animals and other living things in a particular area or region. For instance, the species that inhabit Los Angeles are different from those in San Francisco, and desert plants and animals have different characteristics and needs than those in the mountains, even though some of the same species can be found in all of those areas.

Biodiversity also means the number, or abundance of different species living within a particular region. Scientists sometimes refer to the biodiversity of an ecosystem, a natural area made up of a community of plants, animals, and other living things in a particular physical and chemical environment.

In practice, "biodiversity" suggests sustaining the diversity of species in each ecosystem as we plan human activities that affect the use of the land and natural resources.

Why is biodiversity important?
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Biodiversity is defined at three levels in an ecosystem beginning with genetic diversity in each member species. This diversity continues through the various community interactions, and culminates with the extent and variety of territory. Which level is examined depends upon what is being explored and why.
Each population of member species has genetic diversity. The collection of all possible alleles makes a species gene pool. A large pool with many allelic variants for every gene is a healthy species.
Species have generic diversity.

The community level most commonly discussed is that of how many species range within the habitat - multiple species interacting form a community. With more community complexity, with many different organisms carrying forward overlapping roles, there is less chance of gaps breaking the interlocked life cycles.
Ecologies have community diversity

The abiotic environment is wide and varied to encourage the broadest possible range of interactive sp ...more
Answered by jakir hussain, 09 Jan '13 06:56 pm

 
  
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It means Variability among living organisms frm all sourcess,including interalia,Terrestrial,Marine and other aquatic ecosystem & the echological complexes of wch thy are part ,this includes diversity within species & ecosystem........biological diversity is an alternative name of LIFE n DEATH for HUMAN BEING....
Answered by sudhi ekhelliker, 09 Jan '13 06:48 pm

 
  
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Biodiversity, short for biological diversity, is the term used to describe the variety of life found on Earth and all of the natural processes. This includes ecosystem, genetic and cultural diversity, and the connections between these and all species.
The different aspects of biodiversity all have a very strong influence on each other. We have only just started to understand the relationships between living things and their environments. It is helpful to think of an ecosystem as a woven carpet; if you pull on a loose thread it might only affect the thread and those closest to it or it might unravel the whole carpet.
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 09 Jan '13 06:23 pm

 
  
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Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Biodiversity is in part a function of climate. In terrestrial habitats, tropical regions are typically rich whereas polar regions support fewer species.
Answered by Quest, 09 Jan '13 06:22 pm

 
  
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