Geo2:Chapter 15

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Geo2:Chapter 15
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  1. Conservation biology
    maintenance of biodiversity
  2. Conservation biogeography
    concentration on spatial distributions or temporal patterns and historical events affecting conservation of biodiversity
  3. The value of conservation
    • 1. Economic
    • 2. Spiritual-ethical
  4. Ecotourism
    ecologically sustainable tourism
  5. Threatened species
    species that are likely to become endangered
  6. Vulnerable species
    naturally rare or locally depleted by humans
  7. Endangered species
    are those considered in imminent danger of extinction.
  8. Habitat destruction
    leading cause of species endangerment
  9. Range collapse
    • -how ranges of animal distribution shink over time
    • -Ex. Giant panda
  10. Biodiversity "hot spots"
    • regions with very high natural biodiversity
    • -Ex.California
  11. International aspects of conservation
    -Conservation on Internatioaln trade in endangered species
  12. Umbrella species
    • -protection of species and protection of the ecosystem 
    • -protecting these species helps protect others
  13. Restoration
    rebuild an ecosytem
  14. Reclamation
    build up of an ecosystem after a disturbance (mining construction etc), isn’t necessarily an original ecosystem, which existed prior to human interference.
  15. Controlled burning
    simulates germination of forests

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