Chapter 3

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  1. Biodiversity
    number and variety of of organisms found in a specific region
  2. Protect
    legally guard a species from being killed or hunted, usually in a species on the brink of extinction
  3. Biodiversity Hotspot
    place where there is an exceptionally large number of a species in a small area
  4. Community
    population of different species that interact in a specific in a specific area
  5. Dominant Species
    species that is abundant and has the biggest biomass of any community member
  6. Keystone Species
    species that can greatly effect population numbers and health of an ecosystem
  7. Captive Breeding
    breeding of a rare or endangered wild life in controlled settings to increase their population
  8. Ecosystem Engineer
    species that causes such dramatic changes to landscapes that it creates a new ecosystem
  9. Succession
    series of changes in an ecosystem that occurs over time following a disturbance
  10. Habitat loss
    the destruction of habitats ,which usually results from human activities
  11. Deforestation
    the practice of clearing forest foe logging or other human uses and never replanting them
  12. Alien Species
    a species that is accidentally introduced to a new location
  13. Invasive Species
    a species that can take over the habitat of native species or invade their bodies
  14. Overexploitation
    use of extraction of a resource until its depleted
  15. Extinction
    species is all dead
  16. Biodiversity Crisis
    accelerated rate of extinction on earth
  17. Restoration ecology
    renewal of a degraded ecosystem through human acitivite
  18. Reforestation
    regrowth of a forest, either by planting seeds or trees
  19. Biocontrol
    use of species to control the the growth or spread of a undesirable species
  20. Bioremediation
    use of a living organisms to clean up contaminated areas naturally, for example planting some types of plants to suck up toxins in the soil
  21. Bioaugmentation
    use of organisms to add essential nutrients to depleted soils
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Chapter 3
2014-09-30 23:22:53

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