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How does technology affect biodiversity?
The industrial revolution and the use of fossil fuels has, as an example , allowed us to cut down forests rapidly, deplete fish stocks, pollute the air and waterways, and all these things threaten biodiversity. But , technology can also help us turn the corner and repair the damage being done by our use of non-renewable energy. For instance, computers and satellites are helping scientists to understand how human activity is affecting the planet, and technology has found ways of harnessing renewable energy, and growing food more efficiently. The internet has hightened environmental awareness , and the importance of maintaining biodiversity.
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Biodiversity can be defined as the variety of life, such as plants and animals, in the world or in a particular ecosystem. Industrialization affects biodiversity primarily… because the more that people build up buildings, homes, offices this means that usually more and more forest/tree land is being cut down to allow space for it. When this happens, the homes of the animals and plants that were living in that area are now destroyed. Advancing technology without taking into consideration the environmental impacts is also dangerous for biodiversity. This is because the omissions or side effects of certain technological advancements can also negatively impact the environment and, in turn, biodiversity.
When humans clear forests or build dams in certain areas, habitats are lost or fragmented.
it is affected by actions of living beings,human ,environment.
The area they use as thier habitat usually is the main course for high or low biodiversity such as if there is lots or not a lot of water and loads of trees or not enough. If …there is no trees, the biodiversity will be lower, thus higher with more trees because trees bring numerous species of all types to the area.
area,climate, and niche diversity
LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE ORGANISM ON THIS EARTH. The ecosystem is such a delicate balance of relationships and more diverse organisms adds to this ecosystem. More diverse organi…sms means more food for other organisms, different food sources, and other organisms to have competition with for food sources. It also helps to advance the evolution of the other organisms because they are constantly changing to adapt to the environment around them, which includes the other organisms around them. They change by becoming more efficient at survival because of the competition for survival (if they have less to compete with they have no reason to really change or improve). They also change by helping one another too so that they can develop symbiotic relationships with one another (this is found most commonly in the ocean, which is extremely diverse, an example being the pistol shrimp and goby fish or anemone and clownfish). It all just makes the web of life bigger, more intertwined, and that much more interesting.
Science observes biodiversity in the biome and technology informs planners assessing the biodiversity's regenerative capabilities despite competitive resource usage.
it makes an ecosystem more stable
Biodiversity is critical to any ecology. In our food industry, we've narrowed the number of varieties and in some areas the number of crops dangerously. Take the corn belt for… example. Hundreds of square miles are dedicated to corn and no other crops. If a disease to which corn was suseptable took hold it could wipe out hundres of square miles with no boundary of other crops to stop it. The Irish potato famine is an example of this happening in history. The potato blight wiped out almost all the potato farms in Ireland because the crops were almost exclusively potatoes and the same type of potatoes. With a diverse mixture of plants, a disease or insect can only do limited harm.
Ozone depletion affects biodiversity. It allows UV rays which cancause fatal diseases to life on earth.
Global warming affects biodiversity in different ways. These include:  Changes in the temperature levels,  Altered precipitation levels,  Frequent occurrence of disea…ses,  Change of food availability belts,  Disruption in the natural ecological relationships between different species,  The development of certain habitats and the waning away of others is a natural fallout of global warming. There are species, which migrate from one place to another to change their habitat.
those activies that are deforestation , throwing solid waste , land conversion and over catching of animals especially for those endagered species .
Ecosystem, genetic and cultural diversity, and the connections between these and all species.
Pollution destroys some of our existing species. These species evolved over millions of years and some of them went through diverse periods environmentally and can suffer thro…ugh such periods. Their genetic pool must sustain our needs through whatever the future brings: warming, cooling, atmosphere changes, whatever. When pollution destroys some of these species our genetic reserve pool is reduced as is our ability to manage future change, whatever it might be. To the extent that we can reduce pollution and preserve our pool of species, doing this maximizes our future ability to handle change.
If the climate is nice more species will come into an area
They are important for biodiversity farming landscape and culture current factors affecting the habitat since 1945 there has been drstic loss of hedgegrows through removal… and neglect throughout the UK especially in the eastern counties