Chapter 30

Biological Diversity

What is Biodiversity?
The way in which living things interact with one another and their physical environment is called an ecosystem. Biodiversity is a term used to…
Threats to Biodiversity
30.2: Threats to Biodiversity
There have been five major extinction events throughout geological history, resulting in elimination of biodiversity, followed by a rebound of the…
Values of Biodiversity
30.3: Values of Biodiversity
Human civilization relies on biodiversity in many ways. Sudden changes in species biodiversity can actually result in environmental changes that can…
GIS and Urban Forestry
30.4: GIS and Urban Forestry
Urban forests fill valuable environmental niches, acting to clean air and water, control storm waters, prevent erosion, reduce noise, and conserve…
Environment: Collection and Extraction of Occupational Air Samples for Analysis of Fungal DNA
30.5: Environment: Collection and Extraction of Occupational Air Samples for Analysis of Fungal DNA
Determining the fungal diversity workers are exposed to in an indoor environment is important for identifying potential health hazards. This…
Biology: A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Protein Expression in Different Biofactories
30.6: Biology: A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Protein Expression in Different Biofactories
Most biopharmaceuticals developed today are commercially mass produced and determining the optimal expression system for each item is…
Genetics: Exploring the Root Microbiome
30.7: Genetics: Exploring the Root Microbiome
Interactions between plant hosts and microorganisms is crucial for plant fitness and tolerance to stress and disease. This standardized protocol…