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BDU Biodiversity Sem-VI-Elective
Unit 2 : NA(Loss of biodiversity- Species extinction- Fundamental causes- Deterministic and stochastic processes- Current and future extinction rates-Methods of estimating loss of biodiversity- Threatened species- The IUCN threat categories (Extinct, Endangered, Vulnerable, Rare, Intermediate, and Insufficiently known), The threat factors (Habitat loss, Over exploitation for uses, introduction of exotics, Diseases, Habitat fragmentation etc,) Common threat animal taxa of India- Red data books)
1. Biodiversity(Biology ) Total View (989)
 
Definition and Types - Ecosystem or Habitat Diversity, Species Diversity and Genetic Diversity, Biodiversity Profiles of India and Karnataka: Species Diversity. Endemic Species, Threatened Species and Endangered Species, Benefits of Biodiversity, Biodiversity Depletion, Intellectual Property Rights - Patenting Life Forms, Concept of Ecosystem Sustainability, Global Issues.
Title: PUC Biology Volume II
Published on: 05/04/14
Author: Sundar Ram M.J.
Publisher: Interlinepublishing
Pages: 46
Price: Rs 34.5

2. Conservation of Biodiversity(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (410)
 
Life includes both plants and animals. Biodiversity also includes both plants and animals and the variat ion is found in different geographic areas . You have a lrea dy studied the importance of biodi versity. If the biodi versity on th is planet is lost it has far reaehing consequenc es. The biodiversity or iginates because ofevolution of speeies. The biodiversity that exists today is the produe ......
Title: MSc Tech 203 Biodiversity and Conservation
Published on: 21/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 13
Price: Rs 9.75

3. Loss of Biodiversity(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (400)
 
Loss of Biodiversity, Invasive species, Genetic pollution, Overexploitation, Climate change, Human population explosion, Consequence of loss of Biodiversity, Depletion of biodiversity
Title: MSc Tech 203 Biodiversity and Conservation
Published on: 21/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 8.25

4. Common Flora and Fauna in India(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (358)
 
Indian subcontinent is unique in having great natural beauty in its different biomes and also in possessing a rich and diverse wildlife fauna. India has different types of climate and topography in different parts of the country and these variations have induced enormous variability in flora and fauna. India has a rich heritage of biological diversity and occupies the tenth position among the plan ......
Title: MSc Tech 104 Ecology and Environment
Published on: 25/03/14
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 28
Price: Rs 21

5. Habitat, Ecological Niche, Biosphere, Biodiversity(Geography) Total View (225)
 
A habitat is where things live. It 's more than a home; it's more like a neighborhood. For an animal a habitat includes all the land the animal needs to hunt, gather food, find a mate, and raise a family. Different combinations of ecosystem LAWS (light, air, water and soil), together with variations in climate and topography, create different habitats. A shady area supports different species of tr ......
Title: MSGE-104 Environmental Geography
Published on: 21/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 26
Price: Rs 19.5

6. Introduction to Biodiversity(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (407)
 
Biodiversity, Ecosystem, biogeographical realms, Phanerozoic eon, Cambrian period, Carboniforous period, Permian-Triassic extinction, Cretaceous-Paleocene extinction, Origin of species, Natural selection, Species diversity, Ecosystem diversity, Genetic diversity, Richness, Shannon index, Simpson index, Berger-Parker index
Title: MSc Tech 203 Biodiversity and Conservation
Published on: 21/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 0

7. Wildlife Conservation and its Management, Red Data Book, Endangered Species, Major WildLife Sanctuaries and National Parks of India. Major Organizations Involved in Wild Life Conservation. Chipko and Appiko Movements (Environmental Biology)(Zoology) Total View (1281)
 
Wild life conservation and its management, red data book and endangered species, list of endangered species, major wild life sanctuaries and national parks of India, major organizations involved in wild life conservation, Chipko and Appiko movement.
Title: Zoology Volume VI
Published on: 07/04/14
Author: Vimala C M
Publisher: Interlinepublishing
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 8.25

8. Wildlife Conservation and its Management, Red Data Book, Endangered Species, Major WildLife Sanctuaries and National Parks of India. Major Organizations Involved in Wild Life Conservation. Chipko and Appiko Movements (Environmental Biology)(Zoology) Total View (1369)
 
Wild life conservation and its management, red data book and endangered species, list of endangered species, major wild life sanctuaries and national parks of India, major organizations involved in wild life conservation, Chipko and Appiko movement.
Title: Zoology Volume VI
Published on: 08/04/14
Author: Vimala C M
Publisher: Interlinepublishing
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 8.25

9. Wildlife Conservation and its Management, Red Data Book, Endangered Species, Major WildLife Sanctuaries and National Parks of India. Major Organizations Involved in Wild Life Conservation. Chipko and Appiko Movements (Environmental Biology)(Zoology) Total View (7849)
 
Wild life conservation and its management, red data book and endangered species, list of endangered species, major wild life sanctuaries and national parks of India, major organizations involved in wild life conservation, Chipko and Appiko movement,
Title: Zoology Volume VI
Published on: 09/04/14
Author: Vimala C M
Publisher: Interlinepublishing
Pages: 11
Price: Rs 8.25

10. Evolution and Distribution of Biodiversity(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (401)
 
Protozoa, Archaea, Tetrapods, Ecosphere, Hyperbolic model, Holocoene extinction, Endemic species, Hotspots, Phylogeographic studies, Biogeographic realms, Commensals, Exotic species, Palaearctic, Ethiopian, Oriental, Australian, Nearctic and Neotropical. Edaphic factorsTherefore the biodiversity is the result of 3.5 billion years ofevolution. It is believed that the life on earth consisted of only ......
Title: MSc Tech 203 Biodiversity and Conservation
Published on: 21/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 23
Price: Rs 17.25

11. Participants in Environmental Management(Environmental Management) Total View (191)
 
In any given environmental management situation there are likely to be a number of different perspectives, and hence the various possible responses. An environmental manager has to grasp the sum total of the perspectives and try to avoid conflicts between participants and minimise damage to the environment. The participants of environmental management can be categorised as existing users, groups s ......
Title: CEM-11 Environmental Management and Policy
Published on: 27/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 13
Price: Rs 9.75

12. Biomes and Aquatic Life Zones(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (375)
 
Biomes are the earth's largest storehouse of biodiversity. Many of these species have developed over the time in highly specialized niches and that makes them more vulnerable to extinction when their natural home or niche is destroyed . About 50 to 80% of global biodiversity lies in these rain forests. More than one-fourth of the world's prescription drugs are extracted from plants growing in trop ......
Title: MSc Tech 104 Ecology and Environment
Published on: 25/03/14
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 26
Price: Rs 19.5

13. Density Dependent and Density Independent Factors(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (416)
 
Density represents the numerical strength of a species in the community in any unit area. Frequency does not provide correct idea of the distribution of any species in particular area, unless it is correlated with other characters, like density etc . The inherent tendency of all animal populations is to increase in number. But this increase in number is, however, not infinite since the carrying ca ......
Title: MSc Tech 104 Ecology and Environment
Published on: 28/02/14
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 35
Price: Rs 26.25

14. Ecotone, Edge Effect, Ecological Niche and Equivalents(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (368)
 
An ecotone is a biologically rich area with very high species diversity. In some cases.the number of species and the population density of some of the species are greater in the ecotones than in the adjacent ecosystems.
Title: MSc Tech 104 Ecology and Environment
Published on: 25/03/14
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 28
Price: Rs 21

15. Natural Resources, Water Resources and Energy(Environmental Studies ) Total View (0)
 
Natural resources occur naturally within environments that exist relatively undisturbed by humanity, in a natural form. A natural resource is often characterized by amounts of biodiversity and geodiversity existent in various ecosystems
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Published on: 03/04/18
Author: Chetan R
Publisher: Subhas Stores
Pages: 47
Price: Rs 30.55

16. Population Dynamics(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (417)
 
Population dynamics is the branch of life sciences that studies short- and long-term changes in the size and age composition of populations, and the biological and environmental processes influencing those changes. Population dynamics deals with the way populations are affected by birth and death rates, and by immigration and emigration, and studies topics such as ageing populations or population ......
Title: MSc Tech 104 Ecology and Environment
Published on: 28/02/14
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 34
Price: Rs 25.5

17. Introduction (Environmental Studies ) Total View (5)
 
In science and engineering, a system is the part of the universe that is being studied, while the environment is the remainder of the universe that lies outside the boundaries of the system. It is also known as the surroundings, and in thermodynamics, as the reservoir. Depending on the type of system, it may interact with the environment by exchanging mass, energy (including heat and work), li ......
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Published on: 03/04/18
Author: Chetan R
Publisher: Subhas Stores
Pages: 35
Price: Rs 0

18. Environmental Policies(Environmental Management) Total View (197)
 
In Unit 1, we introduced you to the fundamental principles and concepts of the environment and ecosystem. In this Unit , we will provide you with the background to the evolution of environmental policies and legislations in India. We will begin the Unit by explaining the international environmental policies in general. This unit will give us a context for our discussion of the policies in India. W ......
Title: CEM-11 Environmental Management and Policy
Published on: 27/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 16
Price: Rs 12

19. Enviranmental Pollution and Global Environmental Issues(Environmental Studies ) Total View (0)
 
Any substance present in the environment in harmful concentration, which adversely alters the environment by damaging the growth rate of a species and by interfering with the food chains, is toxic and affects the health, comfort and property etc. is considered as a pollutant. Smoke from industries and automobiles, domestic and commercial sewage, radioactive substances from nuclear plants and d ......
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Published on: 03/04/18
Author: Chetan R
Publisher: Subhas Stores
Pages: 30
Price: Rs 19.5

20. GIS & Remote sensing and Environmental Protection(Environmental Studies ) Total View (0)
 
(GIS) are computer-based systems that enable users to collect, store, process, analyze and present spatial data. It provides an electronic representation of information, called spatial data, about the Earth's natural and man-made features. A GIS references these real-world spatial data elements to a coordinate system. These features can be separated into different layers. A GIS system stores e ......
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES
Published on: 03/04/18
Author: Chetan R
Publisher: Subhas Stores
Pages: 23
Price: Rs 14.95

21. Definition, Principles and Scope of Ecosystem(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (416)
 
An ecosystem was defined as a dynamic entity composed of a biological community and its associated abiotic environment. Ecosytems are also always undergoing alterations to their biotic and abiotic components. Some of these alterations begin first with a change in the state of one component of the ecosystem.
Title: MSc Tech 104 Ecology and Environment
Published on: 28/02/14
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 37
Price: Rs 27.75

22. Human Adaptation(Anthropology) Total View (383)
 
Living beings in general have the in built capacity and capability to adjust or adapt themselves to the environment. However, many species are capable of changing their environment suitable to their survival. Birds make nests and many mammals make burrows. But, human beings are the only ones who can significantly change their micro as well as macro environment through the capacity for, what we cal ......
Title: BAN-11 Foundation of Anthropology
Published on: 05/09/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 6
Price: Rs 4.5

23. Introduction to Environmental Management(Environmental Management) Total View (198)
 
Due to unplanned developmental activities as well as ever-increasing population, which has caused enormous strain on the environmental resources, societies across the world face several problems of environmental degradation. However, it is imperative to maintain a balance between the capacity of the environment and the quantum of sustainable utilisation. This is only possible by understanding the ......
Title: CEM-11 Environmental Management and Policy
Published on: 27/08/13
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 15
Price: Rs 0

24. Origin of Life and Organic Evolution(Biology ) Total View (2683)
 
Origin of Life- Introduction, Concept of Biogenesis and Abiogenesis, A.I. Oparin's Theory of Chemical , Evolution of Life, Stanley Miller's Experiment in Support of Chemical Evolution.
Title: PUC Biology Volume I
Published on: 28/10/14
Author: Sundar Ram M.J.
Publisher: Interlinepublishing
Pages: 26
Price: Rs 19.5

25. Food Production and Chain Losses(Environmental Science and Technology) Total View (376)
 
This unit helps students in understanding the process of food production and food chain losses. They will also be able to understand the nature and production of food from land and sea and the methods being followed to increase the yield.
Title: MSc Tech 104 Ecology and Environment
Published on: 25/03/14
Author: KSOU
Publisher: Karnataka State Open University
Pages: 28
Price: Rs 21



 
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