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View Resource What is Biodiversity? Activity

From Foothill College and the Using a Web-Based GIS to Teach Problem-Based Science in High School and College project, this document contains a lesson plan on biodiversity for grades 6-12. Students will learn the definition of biodiversity, discuss facts and issues related to California biodiversity, and list reasons why biodiversity is important. The document is available in Microsoft Word...

View Resource What is Biodiversity? Readings

From Foothill College and the Using a Web-Based GIS to Teach Problem-Based Science in High School and College project, this document discusses biodiversity. Students will learn about species, ecosystem, and genetic diversity. Links to related journal articles and internet resources are also included. The document is available in Microsoft Word format at:...

View Resource Nature and Human Society: The Quest for a Sustainable World

This online "open" book was edited by world renowned experts Peter H. Raven and Tania Williams and was produced in 2000 by the Committee for the Second Forum on Biodiversity (National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council). Available for browsing only, the document spans nine chapters -- from "Defining Biodiversity" to "Examples of Sustainability."

View Resource Plant Conservation Alliance

Housed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Plant Conservation Alliance (PCA) is a consortium of ten federal government agencies and 150 non-federal cooperators (including nonprofit organizations, resources management consultants, soil scientists, biologists, botanists, concerned citizens, gardeners, etc.). Together, Plant Conservation Alliance cooperators work "to solve the problems of...

View Resource Biological Diversity in Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations

Across the world, debates about the potential dangers of genetically modified food and the importance of biological diversity continue to dominate a good deal of public discourse, particularly with regard to developing nations. This website, designed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, explores some of the many issues surrounding biodiversity in food and agriculture....

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