" Loss of biodiversity may lead to increased variability in certain ecosystem processes such as plant productivity ,water use and pest and diseases cycle "

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Loss of biodiversity in a region may lead to (a) decline in plant production, (b) lowered resistance to environmental perturbations such as drought and (c) increased variability in certain ecosystem processes such as plant productivity, water use, and pest and disease cycles.

The four major causes for loss of Biodiversity is described as’ The Evil Quartet’.

 

They are

  1. Over – Exploitation
  2. Co – extinctions
  3. Habit loss and Fragmentation
  4. Invasion of Alien species
  • Biodiversity and its conservation are now vital environmental issues of international concern as more and more people around the world begin to realise the critical importance of biodiversity for our survival and well- being on this planet.

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