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What Is Biodiversity? | Ecology & Environment | Biology | FuseSchool

Biodiversity is a key concept in ecology and has importance on both local and global scales. Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life, or put more simply, the number of different individuals and lifeforms in an area. Scientists usually measure biodiversity on either the genetic, species, or ecosystem levels. For example, if you wanted to measure the biodiversity of beetles on a global scale, you would find that there are over 350,000 known species of beetles on the planet. However, if you wanted to measure the biodiversity of beetles locally, you might only find 10 or 20 species. The reason for this difference is that biodiversity varies greatly with the location, habitat, and species being surveyed. In general terms, biodiversity tends to be highest at the equator, and decrease at higher latitudes - i.e as you get further away from the equator. Knowing this information, where would you expect to find the habitats with the lowest biodiversity? Our teachers and animators come together to make fun & easy-to-understand videos in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths & ICT. JOIN our platform at www.fuseschool.org These videos can be used in a flipped classroom model or as a revision aid. Twitter: https://twitter.com/fuseSchool Access a deeper Learning Experience in the FuseSchool platform and app: www.fuseschool.org Friend us: http://www.facebook.com/fuseschool This Open Educational Resource is free of charge, under a Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial CC BY-NC ( View License Deed: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ ). You are allowed to download the video for nonprofit, educational use. If you would like to modify the video, please contact us: info@fuseschool.org Transcript: alugha Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/FuseSchool

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