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What is biodiversity at the genetic, species and functional (niche) level within an area, a biome or on Earth?

Topic

Biological Diversity

Framing Question

What is biodiversity at the genetic, species and functional (niche) level within an area, a biome or on Earth?

Learning Objectives

  • Create a morphological key to identify taxa.
  • Use molecular biology techniques identify functional groups of organisms (e.g., soil, stream, human microbiome, ocean water).
  • Conduct a biological inventory of a specific habitat.
  • Develop and use a biotic index to show the quality of an environment.
  • Predict and justify where you would find a specific species in a particular habitat.

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