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What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

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1. What is the difference between species diversity and genetic diversity?

2. Dr. Smith is studying algae. Would she consider ponds in her research on ecological diversity? Why or why not?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Biodiversity can refer to the total number of diverse organisms on earth, or the different level of biological organization. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the characteristics of biodiversity. Some things you'll be assessed on include what aspects of the environment must be considered when determining species diversity, which type of biodiversity would examine the difference in DNA between individuals of the same species, and what type of variation in ecosystems is included in ecological diversity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • What aspects of the environment must be considered when determining species diversity
  • Which type of biodiversity would examine the difference in DNA between individuals of the same species
  • The type of variation in ecosystems is included in ecological diversity
  • Identifying what is likely to happen after a disturbance in an ecosystem that has high biodiversity
  • The appropriate definition of biodiversity

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding biodiversity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different types of biodiversity and what they include
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on biodiversity and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about biodiversity, review the accompanying lesson on What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • What is biodiversity
  • Types of biodiversity
  • Biodiversity and ecosystem stability
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