Ecosystems that have biodiversity are very productive, recycling nutrients easily and quickly. Such ecosystems are healthy, self-sufficient and better able to overcome disasters. Biodiversity acts as a system of checks a... More »

According to ScienceDaily, biodiversity is the variety of species and genes of animals, microorganisms and plants found on Earth, including their connections and natural processes. Biodiversity is important because it pr... More »

High biodiversity improves an ecosystem by making it less susceptible to disaster and increasing plant reproduction rates. All the species in an ecosystem rely on one another in some way, and with less biodiversity, the ... More »

Coral reefs are important to the biodiversity of Earth. According to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, coral reefs house more species than any other marine habitat, making them the equivalent of a... More » Science Environmental Science

There are many examples of environmental issues, some of which are interrelated, including climate changes and biodiversity. As global warming leads to a loss of habitat for species already under stress, it increases the... More »

A few threats to biodiversity include urbanization and the construction of new roads, the increasing human population, the transportation industry and owning exotic pets. Biodiversity may also be threatened by introducin... More » Science Environmental Science

Tropical rainforests have the greatest biodiversity. These are classified as forests that have year-round high temperatures with plentiful rainfall, averaging 50 to 260 inches per year. The humidity in a tropical rainfor... More »