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Biodiversity

An ecosystem, when undisturbed, tends to have a great variety of species forming a complex web of interactions. The range of natural variety of species and ecosystems, and the measure of variability of genes within the species in a particular habitat is called biological diversity, or biodiversity.


Biodiversity Articles

Macrophytes
Macrophytes are the conspicuous plants that dominate wetlands, shallow lakes, and streams.

Date: 16 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.71

Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic
Four types of pressure acting on marine, coastal, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats that affect both their conservation and biodiversity

Date: 16 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.00, 7 pages

Land use and anuran biodiversity in southeast Kansas, USA
These data provide evidence for the link between land use and the individual and population characteristics of anurans in breeding pools.

Date: 15 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Amphibian biodiversity recovery in a large-scale ecosystem restoration
A study on the effect of wetlands ecosystem restoration on amphibian population recovery at Kankakee Sands in northwest Indiana, USA.

Date: 14 Apr 2007, Rating: 1.00, 8 pages

Sex and the Single Soybean - A Biodiversity Love Story
Millions of years after their ancestors parted company on the northern shores of Australia, two world-roaming plants have been sexually reunited by biodiversity researchers from Australia and the United States.

Date: 14 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Biodiversity Lives Where the Dead People Go
It's the last place you'd look for something alive....a cemetery.

Date: 14 Apr 2007, Rating: 1.00

Biodiversity in Your Backyard - It's a Jungle Out There!
Here's a trick question: how many animals do you depend on every day to stay alive? How many plants? And what about other living things?

Date: 14 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.00

What if all the Cars in the World Were the Same? - Why it Pays to be Different
Imagine if every car in the world was exactly the same - the same make, the same model, the same parts. Imagine you had no choice at all.

Date: 14 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.00

Don't Read This, You Know It All Already - Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity
If you're a farmer maybe you shouldn't bother reading on. You already know most of what I'm going to say. Except maybe the word I'm using won't mean much to you - "biodiversity".

Date: 14 Apr 2007, Rating: 1.00

Molecular biodiversity of cassava begomoviruses in Tanzania: evolution of cassava geminiviruses in Africa and evidence for East Africa being a center of diversity of cassava geminiviruses
The molecular diversity of seven representative cassava mosaic geminiviruses (CMGs) infecting cassava from multiple locations in Tanzania is described.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: 6.50, 10 pages

Dispersal or Drift? More to Plant Biodiversity Than Meets the Eye
Fairy-tale quality aside, the story of continental drift fits comfortably with the geological and fossil record and feeds our understanding of current distributions of plant biodiversity.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Surveys Of Larval-stage Organisms Suggest Marine Biodiversity Is Greatly Underestimated
There is a push to document the biodiversity of the world within 25 years.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Overfishing In Inland Waters Reduces Biodiversity And Threatens Health
Systematic overfishing of fresh waters occurs worldwide but is largely unrecognized because of weak reporting and because other pressures can obscure fishery declines...

Date: 7 Dec 2006, Rating: 1.00

Just How Many Species Are There, Anyway?
One barrier to protecting biodiversity is that there are no good ways of figuring out how many species there are in large areas.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Conserving The Everglades: Less Is More
Biodiversity is the buzzword of the day but there's far more to conservation than sheer numbers of species.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.00

Organic Nitrogen Gives New Clue To Biodiversity
Scientists have found that organic nitrogen is more important for plant growth than previously thought and could contribute to maintaining diversity in grasslands.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

New Areas Of High Biological Diversity Discovered
Attractive and "interesting" animals such as butterflies, birds and mammals have been studied in much more detail than lower orders of animals.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: 7.00

New Study Explores Patterns In Species Diversity And Genetic Diversity
It's important to understand what controls patterns of biodiversity and how the biodiversity of a system will respond to different environmental scenarios.

Date: 12 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Losing Species: Is This The Last Century For Wild Seafood?
A global study lead by Dalhousie's Boris Worm shows current trends projecting the collapse of all currently fished seafoods before 2050.

Date: 5 Dec 2006, Rating: 2.75

Ancient global warming drove early primates' dispersal
The continent-hopping habits of early primates have long puzzled scientists, and several scenarios have been proposed to explain how the first true members of the group appeared virtually simultaneously on Asia, Europe and North America some 55 million ye

Date: 26 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated