Science ecology terms chapter 3 foufou

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  1. biodiversity
    the amount and variety of species in a certain area(rain forests, savannah...)

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  2. protect
    Image Uploadto stop harm from reaching endangered species(wwf)
  3. biodiversity hotspot
    Image Uploada spot where there is a lot of different species ( Georgian bay biosphere reserve)
  4. community
    Image Uploadall of the species and populations that interact in a certain area(praires)
  5. dominant species
    Image Uploada species that has the biggest biomass in a community(primary producer)
  6. keystone species
    Image Uploada species that an ecosystem depends on( sea otters)
  7. captive breeding
    Image Uploadbreeding endangered areas in a closed in area to make sure that they can breed without hazards(breeding of black footed ferrets.)
  8. ecosystem engineer
    Image Uploada species that alters there environment to fit their needs creating a new ecosystem(beavers)
  9. succession
    Image Uploadthe changes that happen to an ecosystem that has been altered.(beaver ponds)
  10. habitat loss
    Image Uploadspecies losing a place to live because of the destruction of their homes.(draining of ponds)
  11. deforestation
    Image Uploadcutting down trees at a fast pace without replacing them(deforestation in Comoros)
  12. alien species
    Image Uploadspecies that aren't native to the habitat that they are introduced into(zebra mussels)
  13. invasive species
    Image Uploadspecies that take over and destroy an ecosystem that they are native to(round goby)
  14. overexploitation
    Image Uploadover using something till it's gone or close to gone(Cod)
  15. extinction
    Image Uploadthe death of all of theĀ individuals in a species(passenger pigeonĀ )
  16. biodiversity crisis
    high rate of extinction(our current situation)
  17. restoration ecology
    Image Uploadto rebuild destroyed ecosystems through humans taking positive actions(replanting destroyed areas)
  18. reforestation
    Image Uploadreplanting trees in areas that went through deforestation.(reforestation near lake Tahoe)
  19. Bio control
    Image Uploadusing species to control to stop unwanted species from spreading( getting cats to stop the growing population of rats)
  20. bioremediation
    Image Uploadnaturally cleaning up contaminated areas using organisms(plants cleaning up gasoline)
  21. bio augmentation
    Image Uploadadding nutrients to soils using plants(clovers on farm lands)
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