Biodiversity : A Web Resource List

 

Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oVavgmveyY

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Biodiversity: The Web Of Life. A video

http://www.hrmvideo.com/catalog/biodiversity-the-web-of-life

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Scientist Elizabeth Hadly has been studying biodiversity in Yellowstone National Park for 30 years. Accompanied by biologist Sean Carroll, she demonstrates different ways in which climate change is impacting the park’s ecosystems. Bark beetles are surviving the winter at higher elevations and killing a large number of white-bark pine trees, disrupting the food web that includes squirrels and grizzly bears. Climate change is also causing ponds to dry up, reducing the pond habitat and decimating the local amphibian population. Although the park provides protected environments for animals, it is not immune from global threats like climate change.

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/liz-hadly-tracks-impact-climate-change-yellowstone

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Biodiversity enhances ecosystem multifunctionality across trophic levels and habitats

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/150424/ncomms7936/full/ncomms7936.html

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The famous scientist, E.O.Wilson, talks about biodiversity from his web site.

http://eowilsonfoundation.org/introduction/

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A short video that does a great job in describing biodiversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ELFfbQAXU#t=31

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Wetlands and Biodiversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnlN-Dpq7Fs#t=76

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What is Biodiversity and Why is it Important?   Biodiversity is the term used to encompass the variety of all living organisms on Earth, including their genetic diversity, species diversity and the diversity of marine, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, together with their associated evolutionary and ecological processes. But as biodiversity is also a human concept, different people bring their own set of values to bear on it. Dr Steve Morton talks about the different values that humans obtain from biodiversity and the role we will need to play in shaping its future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tgNamjTRkk

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The Loneliest Animals | Critical Biodiversity.   Up to 100 species disappear from the planet each day. In this web-exclusive video, scientists and conservationists discuss the importance of biodiversity. We humans depend on the life around us to provide the conditions we need to survive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7G2rQARCC8&feature=youtu.be

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Biodiversity. Ecosystems and ecological networks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bE-Pydad7U&feature=youtu.be

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Biodiversity: Richness, Evenness, and Importance.  This is intended as an instructional video about the basics of biodiversity. Biodiversity is a measurement of the variety of life. Species biodiversity is determined by looking at both, the number of species, and how common the species are relative to each other. Biodiversity is essential to the well-being of humans. The best thing we can do to promote biodiversity is to preserve and restore wild habitat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JePixuWr2n0&feature=youtu.be

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Why Biodiversity Matters. David Suzuki discusses the complexity of nature’s biodiversity as it relates to city living

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5ssjM2Fjuc&feature=youtu.be

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Humans, Biodiversity, and Habitat Loss.   In the second lecture of the series “Biodiversity in the Age of Humans,” Dr. Elizabeth Hadly of Stanford University reveals how human activities have caused the extinctions of many species in the past and the present. Human population growth is driving habitat destruction and climate change, both direct threats to biodiversity.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1drkFgHbcWY&feature=youtu.be

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Also visit the full lecture series page (Biodiversity In The Age Of Humans) for related videos, and supporting materials for the classroom:

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/biodiversity-age-humans

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Human activities that threaten biodiversity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RC3Hsk90t8&feature=youtu.be

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What is Biodiversity and Why is it Important?   Biodiversity is the term used to encompass the variety of all living organisms on Earth, including their genetic diversity, species diversity and the diversity of marine, terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, together with their associated evolutionary and ecological processes. But as biodiversity is also a human concept, different people bring their own set of values to bear on it. Dr Steve Morton talks about the different values that humans obtain from biodiversity and the role we will need to play in shaping its future

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tgNamjTRkk

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The Loneliest Animals | Critical Biodiversity.   Up to 100 species disappear from the planet each day. In this web-exclusive video, scientists and conservationists discuss the importance of biodiversity. We humans depend on the life around us to provide the conditions we need to survive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7G2rQARCC8&feature=youtu.be

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Taking a bite out of biodiversity. Meat consumption by humans is one of many threats to carnivores and biodiversity.

http://4thenaturesake.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/taking-a-bite-out-of-biodiversity/

My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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