Biodiversity – The variety of life in the world or a particular habitat
The way to remember this term is to split up the word into two; bio and diversity.
Bio means life or living. To remember this, recall that:
The Biro (bio) pen suddenly came to life.
And diversity means variety or a range of different types.
So now we know this, it follows that:
Bio-diversity = Life-variety
Biodiversity means life variety; or the variety of life in the world or a specific habitat.
Biodiversity is short for biological diversity, which simply means the variety of life on Earth, or in a particular region.
A larger number of species boosts ecosystems – communities of interacting organisms in which each species has an important role to play.
Healthy biodiversity provides many advantages, including better soil formation, pollution breakdown and absorption, more abundant food, better climate stability and quicker recovery from unpredictable events.
The tropical rainforests have high biodiversity and this occurs because they have large amounts of rain and sunshine there.
Air at the equator rises and cools, condensation then occurs forming rain.
This is why tropical rainforests are found within 1000km (650 miles) either side of the equator.