Environmental Science 101
Biodiversity Study Guide
After the "Biodiversity" lecture and readings you should be able to answer and discuss the following questions.
What is meant by the term "biodiversity"?
What are the four major forms of biodiversity?
Why is biodiversity important?
What are some of the factors influencing biodiversity distribution?
Over the history of life on Earth, what has been the overall trend in biodiversification?
How many species are there on Earth?
How is biodiversity measured?
At what rate are species going extinct?
What is meant by ecosystem services?
Describe and give examples of Supporting Ecosystem Services.
Describe and give examples of Provisioning Ecosystem Services.
Describe and give examples of Regulating Ecosystem Services.
Describe and give examples of Cultural Ecosystem Services.