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Biodiversity

Total of the variety of organisms in the biosphere

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Ecosystem biodiversity

Variety of habitats, communities, and ecological processes in the biosphere

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Species diversity

Number of different species that make up a particular area

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Genetic diversity

Some total of all the different forms of genetic information carried by a particular species, or by all organisms on earth

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Habitat fragmentation

Splitting of ecosystems into pieces

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Ecological hot spot

Small geographic area where significant numbers of habitats and species are in immediate danger of extinction

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Ecological footprint

Oh no amount of functioning ecosystem needed both to provide the resources the human population uses into absorb the wastes that population generate

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Ozone layer

Atmospheric layer in which ozone gas is relatively concentrated; protect life on earth from harmful ultra violet rays in sunlight

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Aquaculture

Raising of aquatic organisms for humans consumption

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Global warming

Increase in the average temperatures on Earth