Comments on: Year of Science Question of the Month: How Do You Think Biodiversity Affects You? http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/year-of-science-2/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Marisa Naujokas http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/year-of-science-2/#comment-15261 Fri, 04 Sep 2009 13:57:23 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1089#comment-15261 I see biodiversity as a safety net. The more diverse our plants and animals are, the more of a safety net we have for maintaining an ecosystem. Biodiversity allows a system to adjust to changes without completely crashing. The Dust Bowl is a good example of an ecosystem completely crashing. Having a variety of grasses, for example, keeps the plains and the topsoil intact, which impacts life at many levels. And if a disease strikes one type of grass, there are likely to be other types of grass that are resistant to disease and keep the ecosystem going. It is all about balance.

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By: Jackenson Durand http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/year-of-science-2/#comment-15260 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 19:04:19 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1089#comment-15260 Biodiversity is affecting me, in the most philosophic way by bringing me to perpetual auto-analyze on different aspect of Earth evolution.
The most important one is human.
Back to my childhood, one day I was observing in my back yard, micro-bioorganic species evolution in a couple days creating by the Sun attraction on water and …in my back yard.
Biodiversity is one of the areas which, allow us to better understand our past, present and

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By: Johnny R. http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/year-of-science-2/#comment-15259 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 17:54:49 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1089#comment-15259 As Michael E. Bailey so eloquently describes, biodiversity means a living biosphere, but as population and commercial traffic grow and expand, millions of species are driven toward extinction and the air, water and soil contaminated. When will it end, when ecocide kills us all, or when population growth and economic greed are stopped?

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2009/09/year-of-science-2/#comment-15258 Thu, 03 Sep 2009 05:05:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=1089#comment-15258 Biodiversity means to me all the multiplicity of life forms that exist from microscopic organisms on up. These life forms are what makes the earth a healthy place for people to live. Eliminating organisms can have a huge impact on the entire ecosystem. I live in Mission Viejo in California, and we have the Oso Creek running by my condo building and the Oso Creek Trail starts just across Marguerite Parkway from the complex. I see a huge variety of wildlife. Coyoties, bobcats, squirals, gophers, jack rabbets, box turtles, salamanders, lizzards of different kinds,, California Knat Catchers, Scrub Jays, great herrins, snowy herrins, doves, ravens, mallards, Egyption Geese, kingfishers, vultures, great horned owls, and etc. Each organism is important and each has its place. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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