Annotated Bibliography sample - Principle terrestrial biomes

Principle terrestrial biomes Annotated Bibliography example
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Bawa, Kamajlit S. and S. Dayanandan. “Global Climate Change and The Tropical Rain Forest” Northeastern Naturalist 6.4 (1999): 473-485. This is a journal article that covers the Tropical Rain Forests Biome…

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The authors argue that the genetic diversity of trees, for instance, is “vital for the continued flow of goods and services from forests ecosystems to meet present and human needs” (473). The authors also stress that tropical rain forests have a level of genetic density unseen in other parts of the world, and there are many specific niches un-known elsewhere, so this biome might be particularly vulnerable to any kind of climate change. The article “Global Climate Change and The Tropical Rain Forest” then goes on to examine different factors that could result from climate change that would inevitably lead to a reduction in the genetic diversity of the tropical rainforests. The principle culprits, the authors say, are “deforestation, forest fragmentation, and forest degradation” (474), which leads to the “extinction of genetically unique populations, promoting inbreeding, and disrupting gene flow” (475). ...
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