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Ch 13: Understanding Biodiversity

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Get a comprehensive understanding of biodiversity with help from short lessons, mini quizzes and a practice exam. This chapter offers a variety of study resources you can use to strengthen your knowledge of this subject area as you prepare for an exam.

Understanding Biodiversity - Chapter Summary

Expert instructors have developed fun lessons that make it easy to understand biodiversity. Review these lessons whenever and wherever your schedule permits to study concepts that include conservation biology, taxonomy and bioprospecting. In no time, you will be ready to:

  • Define binomial nomenclature and discuss its system and classification
  • Discuss taxonomy and how living things are named
  • Share the meaning of biodiversity and explain how it relates to ecosystem stability
  • Describe the principles of conservation biology
  • Provide a description of bioprospecting

Access the lessons in this chapter anytime using any computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection to ensure your study of biodiversity suits your unique schedule. When ready, assess your comprehension of lesson concepts by taking multiple-choice quizzes. Clarify any details you don't fully understand by sending your questions to our experts. A practice exam is available to assess your comprehension of all lessons in this chapter.

5 Lessons in Chapter 13: Understanding Biodiversity
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Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System

1. Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System

Life on Earth is incredibly diverse, with over one million species. But have you ever wondered how all these organisms are named? In this lesson, you'll learn about the scientific naming system called binomial nomenclature.

Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

2. Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things

The name you give to a living thing may be completely different than the name someone else uses. In science, we use a common naming system for all living things to avoid confusion. This lesson will explore the basics of our classification system.

What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

3. What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

Imagine making a list of all of the species you have ever heard of; it would be an enormous list! There are many different species on this planet. This lesson will explore the diversity of species, as well as the different types of diversity and how diversity of life is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems.

What Is Conservation Biology? - Definition & Principles

4. What Is Conservation Biology? - Definition & Principles

Conservation biology aims to reduce the human impact on the environment by looking for the causes and possible solutions to these problems. In this lesson, you'll learn about conservation biology and the different types of conservation.

What is Bioprospecting? - Definition & Examples

5. What is Bioprospecting? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines the concept of bioprospecting. We'll also explore numerous examples of how it has helped us in the development of very important drugs and other products derived from nature.

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