The Earth biodiversity helps to preserve the balance of nature on our planet. A habitat which has reached balance between the different number of species present and the natural resources available within it is habitat in equilibrium. Such habitats, with their biodiversity largely unchanged, have a much more chance of surviving threats than those with lesser biodiversity. This is because the ecosystem has more immunity towards the unnatural changes. Man-made threats such as deforestation, pollution and human settlement have leds to many species becoming extinct in entire world. Many human activities can destroy a single species and thus break natural food chains, which reduces the overall biodiversity of an ecosystem.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.
Last date updated on September, 2014