Biodiversity

  • Terrestrial Ecosystems Explained

    What are terrestrial ecosystems? Well, it implies the interaction between living organisms and non-living objects occurring in the land masses of continents. Only 28 percent of the Earth’s surface belongs to terrestrial ecosystems. Learn more...
    By Anurag Ghosh January 19, 2011 

  • Causes of Change in an Ecosystem

    Ecosystems are places that naturally change over time. Biodiversity includes both number of species and their abundance relative to each other. The changes in an ecosystem that typically cause concern are the large, drastic ones that reduce biodiversity...
    By Kayar January 17, 2011 

  • Competition in Ecology

    Competition within an ecosystem happens whenever resources are limited. Here's the breakdown on interference vs. exploitative, symmetrical vs. asymmetrical, and the major mediating factors.
    By Kayar January 16, 2011 


  • Facts About Environmental Issues

    Issues concerning the environment affect every living thing. Learn about the negative aspects of deforestation. Decide for yourself if fossil fuels or alternative energy is best for the environment based on the facts. Envision the raw numbers of solid...
    By Miranda Brumbaugh January 11, 2011 

  • Scientific Classification of Insects: An Overview

    Insect classification contains 28 extant taxonomic orders - from the primitive wingless silverfish to the evolutionarily advanced butterflies.
    By Kayar December 16, 2010 

  • Afforestation: Meaning, Importance and Current Efforts

    Afforestation is the effort to plant trees in barren lands so as to create a forest. It is important because it helps check the over-use of natural resources by providing an alternative source pool. Learn more about the process here.
    By Atula Gupta October 18, 2010 


  • Biodiversity of California: Nature and its Preservation

    California is not only one of the most biologically diverse states in the nation, it’s one of the most diverse areas in the world. California is home to a global biodiversity hotspot—the California Floristic Province, which is one of 34 hotspots...
    By Finn Orfano October 12, 2010 

  • Biodiversity of Idaho: Preservation and Ecology

    Idaho isn’t home to just potatoes, it’s also home to a wide variety of animals, plants, and ecology.
    By Finn Orfano October 12, 2010 

  • Biodiversity in the States: Arkansas

    The state of Arkansas is beaming with biodiversity. Arkansas is home to a wide variety of environments and habitats, ranging from grassy blackland prairie in the southwest, to the muddy swamps along the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain, to Ozark mountain...
    By Finn Orfano October 12, 2010 

  • The Richness of Alabama's Biodiversity

    From mollusks to freshwater fish, Alabama has one of the highest levels of biodiversity in the U.S.
    By Finn Orfano October 11, 2010 
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