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Biodiversity

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Summary

  • With current extinction rates exceeding those of previous mass extinctions, many biodiversity studies focus on efforts to count the Earth's species before they are lost. This session explores current field experiments studying complex ecosystems and how environmental and biodiversity changes might affect their functions.

Notes

  • Originally released by Annenberg Learner, 2003.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on August 15, 2018.
  • Streaming video file.
  • Closed-captioned.

Contents

  • Biological Diversity (8:26); Community Ecology (7:41); Understanding Extinctions (4:43); Species Inventory (5:37); Credits: Biodiversity (1:16)
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