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_____________ refers to the variety of species in a specific area
Biodiversity
The most biodiverse biome is the ___________________
Tropical Rain forest
Biodiversity brings _______ to an ecosystem
stability
The disappearance of a species when the last member dies is
Extinction
When the numbers of a species get so low that extinction is possible is
Endangered species
When a population of a species is likely to become endangered it is
Threatened
The separation of wilderness areas from other wildreness areas
Habitat fragmentation
The different conditions along the boundaries of an ecosystem
Edge effects
The damage to a habitat by pollution
Habitat Degradation
3 types of pollution are
air, water, & land
Rain, Snow, sleet, and fog with low pH values-has been linked to deterioration of some forests & lakes
Acid precipitation
Species not native to the area in which they live
Exotic species
The study & implementation of methods to protect biodiversity
Conservation biology
Parts of the environment that are useful or necessary for living organisms
Natural resources
US Endangered Species Act
became law in 1973, made it illegal to harm any species on the endangered or threatened species lists, including damaging their habitats
List some natural resources
sunlight, air, water, topsoil,
Protected strips of land that allow the migration of organisms from on wildreness area to another
Habitat Corridors
Strives to enabl people to use natural resources in ways that will benefit them & mantain the ecosystem
Sustainable Use
Releases organisms into an area where the species once lived
Reintroduction program
Capativity
When an organism is held by people
DONT FORGET EXTRA CREDIT IN THE CH 3 FLASHCARDS
ALSO STUDY CHAPTER 4
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