Complete a 2 page paper using complete sentences for each question and APA formatting for citations. Include any citations used to support your research. For additional expectations, including how to organize your assignment, see the Assignment Expectations below.
Why is biodiversity important? What are some of the benefits of biodiversity?
How is biodiversity measured?
What is extinction? What is causing it today?
What is the Endangered Species Act? What is it meant to do? (reflect on the economic consequences of the Act as we will be delving into the topic later on)
What are some of the most and least diverse species in your local area? USE THE INTERACTIVE MAP TO FIND THE AREA (FLORIDA) https://www.mol.org/location/32.045/-471.489/.%22%3Ehttps://www.mol.org/location/32.045/-471.489/
Select an area of interest to you to describe in your essay. Copy and paste the chart area showing the most and least diverse species in your area (map of United States does not need to be copied, only the species chart). Were you surprised by the results? Why or why not.
Insects are the largest and most diverse group of organisms on Earth. Select one insect species from your local area and describe its importance to humans (medicine, research, agriculture, aesthetics, etc).
What can you do as an individual to help slow the loss of biodiversity?
THE PAPER SHOULD BE WRITTEN ON THE TEMPLATE i PROVIDED AND SOME REFERENCES SHOULD BE FOUND ON THE LINKS POSTED BELOW
Getting the measure of biodiversity
BY Andy Purvis & Andy Hector