Chapter 3 cue cards.

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  1. Biodiversity
    The number and variety of organisms in a certain area,
  2. Protect
    To legally guard from harm a species that is listed as endangered,threatened or of special concern.
  3. Biodiversity hotspot
    a place that has a tremendous amount of biodiversity in a somewhat small area.
  4. Community
    All the populations of all the organisms in a certain area.
  5. Dominant species
    The species that generally has the greatest biomass of all the populations.
  6. Keystone species
    A species that when removed from the eco-system seriously jeopardizes the sustainability of the eco-system.
  7. Captive Breeding
    A technique that is used to help raise the numbers of a wild species, it involves breeding animals in captivity then releasing them into the wild.
  8. Ecosystem Engineer
    A species that causes substantial changes to a ecosystem so that it creates another ecosystem in itself.
  9. Succesion
    The series of events that occur over time after a disturbance.
  10. Habitat loss
    The loss of habitats usually caused by human activities.
  11. Deforestation
    The process of clearcutting entire forests and not planting trees to replace them.
  12. Alien species
    A species not native to the area it is in, usually brought in by accident it can cause serious damage to the natrual order of the ecosystem.
  13. Invasive species
    A invasive species is a species that takes over the habitat or body of a native species.
  14. Overexploitation
    Overexplotation is the over use or collection of a resource so that it is either quite depleted or non-existent.
  15. Extinction
    The death of all individuals in a species.
  16. Biodiversity crisis
    The current accelerated rate of extinctions on earth.
  17. Restoration ecology
    The restoration of degraded or destroyed ecosystems through human intervention.
  18. Reforestation
    The regrowth of a forest through planting trees or seeds in a area where a forest was cut down.
  19. Biocontrol
    The use of a species to control the population growth or spread of an undesirable species.
  20. Bioremediation
    The use of living organisms to clean up contaminated areas naturally.
  21. Bioaugmentation
    The use of organisms to add essential nutrients back to depleted soil.
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Chapter 3 cue cards.
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