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The existence of a wide range of different types of organisms in a given place at a given time. The diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole); a high level of biodiversity is desirable.Pertaining to the diversity and frequency of organisms in a given area.

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Biodiversity hotspots

This is an overview of the world's most diverse areas. It includes any area with over 0.5% of either the world's vertebrate species or plant species. Some of these locations are under serious threat due to habitat degradation and introduced species, so if you want to see these places in their curren...

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by BasicBiology
Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: PDF & Doc Files
Topic: Biodiversity hotspots
Replies: 0
Views: 321

Why Forest Are Necessary?

... are important for a whole heap of reasons and not just from an ecological perspective. In addition to what people have already said (maintain biodiversity, cleaning air and water, producing oxygen) they provide habitat for a heap of birds, mammals and invertebrates, they provide food, timber ...

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by BasicBiology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
Replies: 6
Views: 4633

Computer Science + Ecology/Ethology/Conservation biology = ?

... I always wanted to know about living things. I am fascinated by animals and plants. Perhaps I can get a masters degree in Ecology/Ethology/Biodiversity/Conservati... Biology. I can surely use my programming/software development/computer graphics/simulation skills in those areas. Does this ...

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by Nwah
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Computer Science + Ecology/Ethology/Conservation biology = ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1219

What do you do when talking to creationists?

What is irreducible complexity? If it is another term for biodiversity there is certainly nothing irreducible about it! It is being reduced by tens of species as I write this. A good argument would be looking at a foetus. Every creature goes through a ...

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by animartco
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: What do you do when talking to creationists?
Replies: 4
Views: 7762

Re: God vs Evolution

... a purpose. Whether or not human existence is a freak accident evolution by natural selection IS a scientific theory that at present best explains biodiversity and it hasn't been shown to be incorrect. "God created the universe and everything in it" is not a scientific theory, it explains ...

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: God vs Evolution
Replies: 274
Views: 257527
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