Ecology Studies - Conservation Biology and Biodiversity


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Math, Science and Engineering





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  • Define ecosystem services and identify biodiversity components that support human agriculture.,Define biodiversity and identify significant threats to biodiversity.,Identify the early and predicted effects of climate change on biodiversity.
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Alison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training. It is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to making it possible for anyone, to study anything, anywhere, at any time, for free online, at any subject level. Through our mission we are a catalyst for positive social change, creating opportunity, prosperity, and equality for everyone.

Alison was founded in Galway, Ireland, in 2007 and has grown organically to become a major force in free online education and skills training. Today, with more than 13 million learners in 195 countries, Alison is changing how the world learns and up-skills.

They are committed to equality and access to education and skills training irrespective of gender, geography, economic status or any other barriers that can so often stunt potential. So they offer a range of free courses that meet the many diverse needs of our learners. The UN declared in Article 26 of the 1946 Declaration of Human Rights that “Education shall be free…”. This statement will always inspire us.

Alison was founded by Alison CEO, Mike Feerick. Mike is a businessman, but one with a difference. He believes in social impact, and that you can build a financially successful business focused on meeting a huge global social need, making education and skills training more accessible for everyone. He invites anyone who believes that too, to support the Alison mission.

Alison is free of charge to you. But it’s still a business – albeit a socially-focused one. We are a social enterprise making our money through advertising, merchandise, and the sale of Certificates and Diplomas, should a graduate choose to buy one.

This course will begin by giving you an overview of the main types of biodiversity. Ecologists measure biodiversity by taking into account both the number of species and how common they are. This free course will cover the topics on Extinction, Genetic diversity, Ecosystem diversity, and Biodiversity Hotspots. You will also study Five Mass Extinctions and Present-Time Extinctions, and be guided through the importance of biodiversity for human life.

At present, protecting biodiversity is a major goal being addressed by means of technology and data processing. This includes cataloging the planet’s biodiversity using methods such as DNA barcoding and information processing. Government policies are also helping to avoid the most dangerous impacts of the indirect and direct drivers of biodiversity loss such as population increase and increased consumption. In addition to all of these topics, the course will also discuss Preserve Design and habitat restoration and their roles in the biodiversity preservation process.

The preservation of biodiversity is essential for maintaining the existence of species in nature as well as to save valuable resources for the future generation. This free Ecology Studies - Conservation Biology and Biodiversity online course will help you better understand how biodiversity is currently under threat, and what can be done to help preserve it across the world.

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