Biodiversity Presentation

By: Daniel DiFrancesco, Fatima Lopez, and Hauwa oyebanji

What is biodiversity?

Biodiversity- The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem.


Basically meaning: Any LIVING organism that is LIVING in a habitat or ecosystem.


Living is capitalized so that you know its stuff that is living.


Where biodiversity is noticeable but not everyone may know where it is:

What affects biodiversity?

Humans have affected plant, land animal, and underwater animal biodiversity for a long time. More species of animals are getting extinct every year cause of us humans. There are tons of animals out there, now we don't know all of them but there are at least 10,000 species of plants becoming extinct every year.


The main way the Human race affects biodiversity:

Mutualism

A symbiotic relationship in which both species benefit .


Example:

The ants protect the acacia tree by attacking any animal that tries to feed on the tree.

Commensalism

A symbiotic relationship in which one species benefits and the other species is neither harmed nor benefited.


Example:

Spanish moss is a kind of flowering plant that drapes itself on the branches of trees

Parasitism

Some interaction s are harmful to one species, yet beneficial to another.


Example:

Ticks are blood sucking parasites. some transmit disease as they obtain nutrients from their host