How to Increase Biodiversity?
Biodiversity is the variety of life in all its forms, levels & combinations. To maintain the biodiversity of the Gaian organism is of vital importance because each species represents a node of connexion in the complex web of Life which sustains us. At the moment our industrial & highly consumerist civilization is responsible for the disappearance of some 200 species per day.
These are converted into human biomass on a daily basis, but we're destroying the foundation that support our own survival. So there is a big job to do. In this class we explore some direct ways of increasing biodiversity at a local level, like seed recuperation, habitat protection, & starting to change our diet in a conscious way so that it adapts better to the indigenous ecosystem of our region, instead of trying to adapt nature to our whims.
Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Biodiversity is in part a function of climate.
In terrestrial habitats, tropical regions are typically rich whereas polar regions support fewer species.
Understanding biodiversity allows us to better help the earth's animals and plants to survive and thrive. It also provides humans with insights to use this diversity in new and less harmful ways. You'll see - even the smallest creature is important.
Seed Viability Test
It is sometimes useful to check the viability of seeds quickly & easily and the tissue-&-dish method is a good way to do this. Use enough seeds of each variety to get a good idea of the proportion of seeds that are still useful in your sample.
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