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Biodiversity

Variety of life across all levels of biological organization, including the diversity of species, genes, populations, and communities

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Genetic diversity

Differences in DNA composition among individuals

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Latitudinal gradient

Species richness generally increases as one approaches the equator

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Mass Extinction Facts

Earth has seen 5, we are 6th

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Major causes of biodiversity loss

Habitat loss, pollution, overharvesting, invasive species