Threats to Marine Biodiversity
Biodiversity' is the name for the variety of all biological life. This includes plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms, the genes they contain and the ecosystems they live in. 'Marine biodiversity' refers to this variety of life in coastal and ocean environments.
Marine Biodiversity is one of the assets of the Philippines, and because of this, the country bear the title of the “Centre of Marine biodiversity”. But as timed passed by, little by little, this asset is being disturbed because of human deeds, and if the authorities didn’t do something, the once known...
Topic: Marine Protection and Biodiversity
The oceans cover 70% of the planet’s surface area, and marine and coastal environments contain diverse habitats that support an abundance of marine life. Especially Mexico, where is bordered on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the...
Chapter 12 Sustaining Aquatic Biodiversity Notes
Key Terms (Terms are listed in the same font style as they appear in the text.)
Asian carp (p. 266)
Asian swamp eel (p. 252)
baleen whales (p. 257)
cetaceans (p. 257)
comanagement (p. 262)
commercial extinction (p. 253)
Introduction( By Elaine)
Good morning, everyone. We are very honored to stand here to make this presentation. Firstly, I’d like to introduce our partners to you. This is our group leader Diao, and this is A, B, C, D, E. Today we are going to talk about the marine organism...
It is clearly the case that variations in levels of biodiversity are highly influenced by physical factors. The climate of a region has a massive impact on the levels of biodiversity, as this determines what flora and fauna can survive. Sunlight, temperature, water and CO₂ are all limiting factors for...
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GLOBAL STATE OF BIODIVERSITY AND LOSS
Rodolfo Dirzo1 and Peter H. Raven2
Instituto de Ecolog´a, Departamento Ecolog´a Evolutiva, Universidad Nacional ı ı Aut´ noma de...
LECAROS, MATILDA B.
TINIO, MICHAEL B.
AURORA MARINE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE AND BREEDING CENTER
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY:
Our country’s natural resources are the cornerstones of our progress. It is only fitting that we do all that we can to protect and conserve them. The Philippines...
Topic: impacts of climate change on biodiversity in Northern Canada
Climate change, as a change in weather like global warming, has attracted the attention of the public. The issue of climate change has been becoming a global focus of attention for people around the world. Most scientists think that...
form ridges and crevices. A safe haven for small creatures to hide, the ridges of this type of seashore are also natural habitats for a variety of marine plants (algae).
The creatures of the rocky shore belong to different families of: Molluscs, Crustacea, Echinderms, Annelida and Fish.
reptiles are turtles, land and marine iguanas, lizards, geckos and snakes.
The Marine Reserve of Galapagos National Park is important for the Humboldt Current that has allowed the development of endemic species in the park. It is an area rich in food resources of several marine species. In addition, the...
As marine environments are under increasing anthropogenic pressure, there is a need for decision support systems (DSSs) and management tools that allow to tackle some of the environmental problems associated with this pressure and to allocate the different uses in a sustainable way. Most marine management...
collision of Marine Biodiversity
Prabal Barua Associate Program Officer YPSA
The marine environment of the coastal water is vital to mankind on a global as well as on local basis concerning energy. Man is becoming a dominant part of the ecosystem in many regions, due to his various uses of the marine environment...
Why conservation efforts should be
prioritized to certain zones
A living fossil: Gymnocrinus richeri
The Diversity Of Life On Earth
Chapter VII: Biodiversity Hotspots and Conservation Priorities
Introduction Chapter VII:
countries and a huge portion of this trade is done on the sea. Marine shipping has had a local and global impact on port cities worldwide because it is one of the most efficient methods of transporting cargo and freight. Intensive marine shipping has caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to increase...
scenic, comfortable climates and particularly the diversity of marine life, etc. Hence, many international travelers often choose Vietnam as the destination for their marine tourism and eco-tourism associated with cultural understandings. Marine tourism in recent years has brought the significant foreign...
science of marine biology is the study of marine organisms. It includes nearly all the subdisciplines of biology as they apply to marine organisms (such as biochemistry, microbiology, taxonomy and systematics, physiology, ecology, etc.). This definition is of course very broad, and in practice marine biologists...
Marine Biodiversity refers the variety life that lives in the coastal areas or oceans environment; includes Plants, animals, fungi and microorganisms. Biodiversity is the name for the variety of all biological life. This is very important to us all because what we do affect the...
The Pakistan Wetlands Programme (PWP) aims to promote the sustainable conservation of freshwater and marine wetlands and their associated globally important biodiversity in Pakistan. The programme strategy is based on two sub-sets of objectives. The first will provide the required policy...
government and international environmental conventions policies and laws, Business, economics, education, ecosystem, global policy, gender, forest, marine, protected area, species, water, social, science, world heritage
Created By the UNEP and World Meteorological Org...
activities of experts on marine biology and determine which of them have resulted in the improvement of the environment and marine biodiversity (and) published in international refereed, scientific journals.
There is agreement among our people that the country’s terrestrial and marine environments need...
Conservation tools and techniques for preserving marine biodiversity conservation tend to combine theoretical disciplines, such as population and community marine biology, with practical conservation strategies, such as setting up marine reserves or marine protected areas (MPAs). Other techniques include...
of God are scattered in their most amazing and unique ways.Big, gigantic, fierce and bold, cute, slimy. Others are crazy looking others is wise etc. Marine organisms contribute too many critical processes that have direct and indirect effects on the health of the oceans and humans. What is obvious is that...
Marine environment is the dominating environment of the Maldives, with coral reefs forming the major ecosystem. The 1190 coral islands of the Maldives make up less than 1 per cent of the total area of the country. The other ecosystem...
Prepared by: Mélia Lagacé
Date: March 19th, 2013
Assignment #5: What factors are leading to the loss of biodiversity globally?
What factors are leading to the loss of biodiversity globally? In order of priority, describe some practical ways by which these losses might be stopped.
ECONOMICS OF BIODIVERSITY &
THE VALUE OF SPECIES:
HOW DO WE ALLOCATE FUNDS TO PROTECT DIVERSITY?
“Everything, whether measured in monetary or physical units, is amenable to economic reasoning provided it is scarce (or may become so in the future) and is appreciated by at least some members of the...
(105 miles) of Lebanon’s coastline and is spreading out to the sea. The environmental impact of the oil spill on marine biodiversity is expected to be devastating. Oil spills affect marine life by either physical contamination or smothering, or by the bioaccumulation of the toxic components of oil in...
Biodiversity in the desert environment
The Importance of the wild spread more than 2250 types of fungal plant in the Kingdom. Return to, that the kingdom is the basic unit of Pyramids of life and food chains, with the human on the top of that pyramid. Out of a 97 mammalian species in the Arabian...
called the area that is exposed to the air at low tide and submerged at high tide. An example of this is the area between tide marks. The variety of marine animals have adapted to the many changes and brutal rough tides that come along. This area includudes many different kinds of habitats, like sandy...
-uncut/ regenerated forest that has not been seriously disturbed by human activities/ natural disasters for 200 years or more
- reservoirs of biodiversity (provide ecological niches for a variety of wildlife species)
2. Second- growth
- stand of trees resulting from secondary ecological succession