Event Title

Biodiversity: Theory and Practice

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

7-4-2017 11:15 AM

End Date

7-4-2017 12:15 PM

Description

Biodiversity refers to the variety of life forms in a habitat, whether it is a local environment or an entire planet. Every existing species is unique in its combination of evolutionary history and ecological role, so taken together they are a global resource. The biodiversity is an essential component of nature and it ensures the survival of human species by providing food, fuel, shelter, medicines and other resources to humankind. However, our planet has been undergoing a massive loss of biodiversity since last center .

Although it is natural for the loss of biodiversity (synonymic words: species extinction) to occur over time, human activities have increased the extinction rate by a factor of 100 to 1,000. It estimates that currently as many as 400 species per day are lost because of human activities. The present rate of extinction and the resulting loss of biodiversity have raised a public concern worldwide. In this project, the latest data and information about biodiversity are collected and summarized. The purpose of the project is to enrich intellectual life in the entire GSU community. The specific objectives of this project are: (1) to provide the latest data and information about biodiversity to the GSU community, (2) to enhance the university community to better understanding of the values of biodiversity, and (3) to encourage all members of the GSU community to participate in biodiversity conservation and restoration.

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Apr 7th, 11:15 AM Apr 7th, 12:15 PM

Biodiversity: Theory and Practice

Hall of Governors

Biodiversity refers to the variety of life forms in a habitat, whether it is a local environment or an entire planet. Every existing species is unique in its combination of evolutionary history and ecological role, so taken together they are a global resource. The biodiversity is an essential component of nature and it ensures the survival of human species by providing food, fuel, shelter, medicines and other resources to humankind. However, our planet has been undergoing a massive loss of biodiversity since last center .

Although it is natural for the loss of biodiversity (synonymic words: species extinction) to occur over time, human activities have increased the extinction rate by a factor of 100 to 1,000. It estimates that currently as many as 400 species per day are lost because of human activities. The present rate of extinction and the resulting loss of biodiversity have raised a public concern worldwide. In this project, the latest data and information about biodiversity are collected and summarized. The purpose of the project is to enrich intellectual life in the entire GSU community. The specific objectives of this project are: (1) to provide the latest data and information about biodiversity to the GSU community, (2) to enhance the university community to better understanding of the values of biodiversity, and (3) to encourage all members of the GSU community to participate in biodiversity conservation and restoration.