A global ecosystem that contains biotic( living things) and abiotic (non-living things). Which has more biodiversity, a rain forest or a meadow? Why? A rainforest has more biodiversity because it has more organisms' genetics.... read more ›
Coral reefs are believed by many to have the highest biodiversity of any ecosystem on the planet—even more than a tropical rainforest. Occupying less than one percent of the ocean floor, coral reefs are home to more than 25% of all marine life.... continue reading ›
* Tropical forests have high species richness/high inertia but once severely damaged has low resilience. * Grasslands are much less diverse than most forests, and consequently they have low inertia and can burn easily.... read more ›
Why does biodiversity contribute to a habitat's sustainability? The more plants and animals in a habitat, the greater the biomass, which is how habitats store energy. The greater the number of species, the more competition there is for food between predators, which sustains their populations.... read more ›
The ecologists are noting that the populations of black bass and bluegill are declining, and the fish that are able to make nests in humus are rising in numbers.... continue reading ›
The arctic regions of the world have the least biodiversity because plants don't survive in the extreme cold and ice that cover these regions year-round. However, life does exist in the arctic regions, mostly affiliated with the seas that surround them.... see more ›
Coral reefs have very high biodiversity—more than 25 percent of all marine species are found on coral reefs, which occupy less than one percent of the ocean.... see details ›
The temperate grassland has a low biodiversity but it has a large abundance of each species. The biodiversity is staying about the same because only certain animals can withstand its extreme temperatures. Biodiversity is the the amount of different species in a given area.... read more ›
But rain forests still have the most plant species on a large scale. Sorry, tropical rain forests. Grasslands have the most plant species—at least when the area studied is smaller than a few parking spaces.... continue reading ›
Agriculture in grasslands is more productive than agriculture in rainforests because in grasslands, the soil is able to absorb many nutrients from organic matter and plant roots. In rainforests however, the soil is unable to absorb as many nutrients since the plants will collect a majority of the nutrients first.... see more ›
Brazil is the Earth's biodiversity champion. Between the Amazon rainforest and Mata Atlantica forest, the woody savanna-like cerrado, the massive inland swamp known as the Pantanal, and a range of other terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, Brazil leads the world in plant and amphibian species counts.... see more ›
Ecological life support— biodiversity provides functioning ecosystems that supply oxygen, clean air and water, pollination of plants, pest control, wastewater treatment and many ecosystem services.... continue reading ›
- Support local farms. ...
- Save the bees! ...
- Plant local flowers, fruits and vegetables. ...
- Take shorter showers! ...
- Respect local habitats. ...
- Know the source!
Do Fish Feel Pain? | Shimano Advocacy - YouTube... continue reading ›
Mycena galopus is among the most important leaf litter decomposers in UK coniferous and angiosperm woodlands, having the potential to utilise all the major constituents of plant litter.... read more ›
In Texas ponds, typical size at year 1 is 8″, year 2 is 12″, year 3 is 15″ year 4 is 17″ and year 5 is 18″. The current world record largemouth bass is currently a two way tie between George Perry's 1932 fish caught in Georgia and Manabu Kurita's 2009 fish caught in Japan.... read more ›
Usually three levels of biodiversity are discussed—genetic, species, and ecosystem diversity. Genetic diversity is all the different genes contained in all individual plants, animals, fungi, and microorganisms.... see more ›
Areas with extremely high levels of biodiversity are called hotspots. Endemic species—species that are only found in one particular location—are also found in hotspots.... view details ›
Explanation: Estuarine areas (where rivers meet seas and oceans) have high biodiversity compared to other areas. Trophical rainforests are rich in terms of biodiversity. Arid and semiarid areas have low biodiversity.... see more ›
Two of the Most Diverse Ecosystems on Earth
Species richness is greatest in tropical ecosystems. Tropical rain forests on land and coral reefs in marine systems are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth and have become the focus of popular attention.... see details ›
Example of ecosystem with low biodiversity is definitely a desert. Then there are cold deserts in Antarctica and Gobi basin of central Asia, where biodiversity is minimum. Example of ecosystem with high biodiversity is tropical rain forest as seen in Amazon basin of south America.... read more ›
For example, a forest containing many types of trees, dozens of bird species, and both big and small mammals, is described as having high biodiversity. In contrast, a forest having just one type of tree, only two bird species, and a single type of mammal, is described as having low biodiversity.... continue reading ›
Thus biodiversity in and among grasslands is complicated because of the rather subtle nature of the grassland ecosystem. Major, obvious impacts such as widespread overgrazing and conversion to agricultural croplands have significantly reduced the native biodiversity (Weaver, 1954).... see more ›
Tropical rainforests are the most biologically diverse terrestrial ecosystems in the world. The Amazon rainforest is the world's largest tropical rainforest. It is home to around 40,000 plant species, nearly 1,300 bird species, 3,000 types of fish, 427 species of mammals, and 2.5 million different insects.... read more ›
They provide food for livestock, habitat for wildlife, prevent soil erosion, support pollinators, and capture a lot of the world's carbon. These benefits derive primarily from the diverse grasses and flowering plants that comprise grassland communities.... see details ›
Tropical rainforests support the greatest diversity of living organisms on Earth. Although they cover less than 2 percent of Earth's surface, rainforests house more than 50 percent of all plants and animals found on land.... read more ›
Papua Rainforest (Papua New Guinea)
Papua rainforest is among those with the most diverse and unique animal and plant species on Earth because of its dense mangrove trees. It is shared between two countries – Indonesia provinces of West Irian Jaya and Papua to the west and Papua New Guinea on the eastern side.... see details ›
The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest. It's home to more than 30 million people and one in ten known species on Earth.... see details ›
New research published recently in Environmental Research Letters finds grasslands in particular can be more effective than forests at storing carbon in places prone to drought and wildfire. Its authors say their findings highlight the important role grasslands can play in mitigating global warming.... see details ›
Years of warming temperatures, fire suppression, and drought have increased wildfire risks – which has turned California's forests into carbon producers more than carbon consumers. Trees store much of their carbon within their leave and woody biomass, while grass stores most of its carbon underground.... see details ›
Unlike trees, grasslands store most of their carbon underground, in their roots and the soil. And that makes them more reliable “carbon sinks” than forests, according to a 2018 University of California at Davis study.... view details ›
- Cloud forests of Ecuador. ...
- The Amazon, Amazon-North, Brazil. ...
- Alaska's backcountry, United States. ...
- Sapo National Park, Monrovia, Liberia. ...
- Monteverde Park, Costa Rica. ...
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- Sinharaja Forest, Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka. ...
- Chapada dos Veadeiros and Emas National Park, Mato Grosso Central, Brazil.
Explanation: Examples of places with high biodiversity include rainforests and coral reefs, because they have many different species in an area. Less biodiverse areas include deserts, icy areas, and the bottom of the ocean. Organisms do exist in those places, but not as many as places with higher biodiversity.... see more ›
Several factors contribute to species diversity, including habitat diversity, competition among species, and genetic diversity. Genetic diversity within a species not only is necessary to maintain diversity among species,6 but also contributes to the diversity of food, fiber, and medicines available from nature.... see details ›
Being one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, South Africa contains nearly 10 % of all known species of fish, birds and plants. It also has a 6 % of the mammal and reptile species registered in the world.... continue reading ›
Sustainable agriculture practices support integrating biodiversity in various ways including in terms of diversity of crops, traditional agriculture techniques to control pests and increase productivity as well as ensuring that farmed land is made up of a diverse mix of grazing land, crop land, orchards, wetlands and ...... continue reading ›
Fish have numerous nociceptors in their mouths and thus getting hooked is certainly a painful experience for them.... see more ›
Just like humans, cartilaginous fish are able to heal the immediate injured area resulting in scar tissue.... see more ›
This is why fishing, including catch-and-release fishing, is not harmless family fun. Fish have nerves, just like cats, dogs, and humans, so they can feel pain. Hooked fish endure not only physical pain but also terror. When they're removed from their natural environment, they start to suffocate.... see details ›
Food webs are constructed to describe species interactions (direct relationships). The fundamental purpose of food webs is to describe feeding relationship among species in a community. Food webs can be constructed to describe the species interactions.... view details ›
Mushrooms aren't really plants, they are types of fungi that have a "plantlike" form - with a stem and cap (they have cell walls as well). This is really just the "flower or fruit" of the mushroom - the reproductive part which disperses the spores.... read more ›
What location on Earth receives roughly the same amount of solar radiation year-round? The Equator.... continue reading ›
We have seen bass that were 7 pounds at age two and 14 pounds at age 6 ½. Three to four pounds in one year is max.... see more ›
A big bass, say five pounds, might be anywhere between six and 16 years old. Growth rate is an important aspect of the biology of bass and all other fish species, and it takes a careful examination of many fish to provide information of value to Division biologists.... continue reading ›
Large ecosystems always have higher biodiversity than smaller ecosystems. A large area of a forest will likely have higher biodiversity than a smaller area of the same forest. A half acre of rainforest would likely have greater biodiversity than a full acre of desert.... see more ›
Which biome has the most biodiversity? the rainforest because it is located near the equator and has a perfect climate for a variety of organisms.... read more ›
Tropical rain forests have the greatest biodiversity of any type of land ecosystem.... read more ›
a. Tropical rainforests tend to have high species richness due to its location. Since it is close to the equator, it receives an abundant supply of sunlight all year round.... see details ›
Out of all the Biomes that are found on our planet, tropical forest Biomes are considered to be the richest in terms of Biodiversity. Half of the world's tropical woods are found in Central and South America. This also translates to plenty of diversity in terms of animal and insect life.... see details ›
Healthy wetlands and long-lived forests are good examples of sustainable biological systems. Sustainable ecosystems are biological environments and a series of habitats that can thrive and support themselves with no assistance or influence from the outside.... continue reading ›
Tropical forests have the highest biodiversity and primary productivity of any of the terrestrial biomes.... continue reading ›
The Amazon is home to more species of plants and animals than any other terrestrial ecosystem on the planet -- perhaps 30 percent of the world's species are found there. The following numbers represent a sampling of its astounding levels of biodiversity: 40,000 plant species. 16,000 tree species.... continue reading ›
Two of the Most Diverse Ecosystems on Earth
Species richness is greatest in tropical ecosystems. Tropical rain forests on land and coral reefs in marine systems are among the most biologically diverse ecosystems on Earth and have become the focus of popular attention.... see more ›
the hot and wet climate provides ideal conditions for many species of plants and animals to thrive. nutrients are rapidly recycled speeding up plant growth, providing producers with food, which in turn are consumed by primary consumers. large areas of rainforest are untouched by humans, allowing nature to thrive.... read more ›