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Diversity of Life, Biodiversity Conservation

by: Jacob Erle

Diversity of Life, Biodiversity Conservation 210

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Jacob Erle
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Diversity of Life I
Dr. Justine Weber

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Here are the notes from Tuesday's lecture on Biodiversity Conservation. I am using the same color guidelines as in the previous week's notes. This is used to differentiate my notes and to make th...
Diversity of Life I
Dr. Justine Weber
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Date Created: 09/22/15
Diversity of Life I Notes Week 4 92215 Biodiversity Conservation How do we go about maintaining biodiversity 1 Single Species Conservation a In situ within habitat habitat restoration control invasive species protected areas promote sustainable development Ex situ outside of habitat captive breeding programs zoos plant propagation seed banks culture collections for bacteria often used as last resort helpful for keystone species greater public awarenesssupport usually with quotcharismatic species only looking at one species can lead to other species being ignored or being indirectly negatively affected 2 As Many Species as Possible a Biodiversity isn t distributed evenly across Earth species composition changes in spatially complex ways b Trends in Biodiversity i Increases with area ii Increases from poles to equator higher in tropics vs Arctic Circle iii Decreases with elevation c Endemic species species found only in 1 limited area d Trends in endemism i Peaks on large oceanic islands Madagascar New Zealand ii Increases from poles to equator 3 Biodiversity Hotspots a Developed by Norman Myers 1988 i Was originally 19 regions now 25 recognized hotspots of conservation priority ii 2 criteria 1 irreplaceable 1500 species of endemic vascular plants 2 threatened has lost 70 of original habitat iii Biodiversity hotspots cover only 14 of Earth s land su rface but are habitat for 45 of all living plant species and 35 of all living vertebrates 4 Negatives of Hotspots Approach goom Doesn t apply to marine life but is mostly terrestrial Criteria limited to wellknown taxa leaves out moss fungus etc Focused mainly on species richness Doesn t accurately predict cost of conservation across hotspots Idea of Scale END OF NOTES


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