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.
For example, a rare Czech owl (Athene noctua) often unnecessary dies when it wants to cover itself in the tube which stands. When the tube lays it instantly ceases to be dangerous for this owl. Another example is Riparia riparia which only needs some heap of sand to survive when its original territory on the banks of rivers is destroyed by measurements done against the floods etc.
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…
Alien and invasive species affect the biodiversity of a area because the species keeps spreading and soon it is everywhere. Then they change the amount of resources in a area. So the other plants die and and then the animals who eat those plants die too and so on. This is how a species can affect a whole forest or biodiversity.
Predation can affect biodiversity in two ways. In a positive way, predation allows for the biodiversity in an area to flourish, meaning that certain animals/plants being kept 'in check' will allow for other plants and animals to flourish. In a negative way, however, predation can decimate certain aspects of an area - such as a certain plant or animal, and this can affect the entirety of the food web for the area.