How Biodiversity is known

Knowing that there are a lot of unrecorded species in the Earth is exciting but at the same time scary because you may not know what they can do and how they can affect the Earth. But knowing that they are there can also be a great discovery for those that want to know the positive characteristic that species can possess in order to help the biodiversity as a whole. Studying and recording it is one way for a person to know that it can clean the ocean or it can get rid of bad diseases which is already a big factor especially with the many harmful bacteria that has been discovered for many years. Not knowing that one thing can destroy or can mend the Earth is enough for a person to find out more.

The many characteristics an animal or plants possess help them on how they live. Knowing what they live for and their classification can lead to even bigger discoveries. Studying all about it can help humans know what to expect from them.

Causes of loss of biodiversity

Where can Biodiversity be found?

Biodiversity is essentially everywhere, ubiquitous on Earth’s surface and in every drop of its bodies of water. The virtual omnipresence of life on Earth is seldom appreciated because most organisms are small; their presence is sparse, ephemeral, or cryptic, or, in the case of microbes, they are invisible to the unaided human eye.

The link of Biodiversity to the Ecosystem

Biodiversity plays an important role in ecosystem functions that provide supporting, provisioning, regulating, and cultural services. These services are essential for human well-being. However, at present there are few studies that link changes in biodiversity with changes in ecosystem functioning to changes in human well-being.Species composition matters as much or more than species richness when it comes to ecosystem services. Ecosystem functioning, and hence ecosystem services, at any given moment in time is strongly influenced by the ecological characteristics of the most abundant species, not by the number of species. The relative importance of a species to ecosystem functioning is determined by its traits and its relative abundance.

Why is it difficult for humans to quantify Biodiversity?

Despite of the many tools that have been made, biodiversity remains difficult to be measured. But precise answers are seldom needed to devise an effective understanding of where biodiversity is, how it is changing over space and time, the drivers responsible for such change, the consequences of such change for ecosystem services and human well-being, and the response options available.

Knowing more about biodiversity gives us the strength to find out more about it since it is proven that most species has a role n everybody’s life. It is just a matter of will and perseverance.