The Effects of Human Activity on Ecosystems and Biodiversity

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The effects of human activity on ecosystems and biodiversity Agricultural Practice Biodiversity is a measure of the diversity among organisms in different ecosystems. "Diversity" in this definition includes diversity within a species and among species, and among ecosystems.’ Monoculture is when a farmer produces or grows one single crop over a wide area. The advantages to the farmer of monoculture are, “the reduced plant competition for nutrients, space and solar radiation, control of unprofitable organisms, the reduction of costs by limitation of specialized machinery required for arable operations and to maximize profit from the growing of high gross margin crops.” The effects of monoculture on biodiversity are that it will be lower as…show more content…
A Brownfield site is land previously used for industrial purposes, or certain commercial uses, and that may be contaminated by waste or pollution and has the potential to be reused once it is cleaned up. Some of the problems in developing Brownfield sites are many as there could be different sorts of problems with the land that will be used to make the Brownfield site. For example the land may be very contaminated and before building on the Brownfield you will have to deal with the contamination first. This can be very dangerous as you do not know how contaminated the land is and it can be a health and safety risk to yourself and others. This can lead to spending a lot of money on proper people to deal with the contamination as Brownfield users sometimes look to the government for grants to help them do this. Cost is a big problem as the companies are going to want to know how much it is going to cost to get the land up to regulatory requirements so it is people friendly in other terms. Marshland is an important habitat for crocodiles as they eat large animals, fish, reptiles and amphibians and by them doing this they keep animals level steady. The marshland is important for a lot of birds such as osprey and the peregrine falcon as they feed off the fish in the marshland and use the water to drink from and stay cool. The sort of
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