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A terrestrial biodiversity assessment for the Northwest Territories

Author: Wayne Condon; Aurora Research Institute,; Aurora College (Nunavut),
Publisher: [Inuvik, Nunavut] : Aurora Research Institute, Aurora College, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Biodiversity consists of the diversity of life at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels of organization. As it is not possible to identify all species, genes, and ecosystems in the Northwest Territories, other measures must be used to evaluate where diversity is high or low. A commonly used measure of biodiversity is species richness or the total number of species in a given area. In this report, bird, bird  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Condon; Aurora Research Institute,; Aurora College (Nunavut),
OCLC Number: 870653119
Notes: "Date: January 13, 2013."
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Description: 1 online resource (37 pages) : colour maps
Contents: 1.0. Plain language summary --
2.0. Introduction --
3.0. Biodiversity and biodiversity assessment. 3.1. Scale of biodiversity assessment ; 3.2. Ecological factors affecting biodiversity trends --
4.0. Methodology --
5.0. Results --
6.0. Discussion and conclusion --
7.0. Recommendations --
8.0. References.
Responsibility: prepared by: Wayne Condon.
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Abstract:

"Biodiversity consists of the diversity of life at the genetic, species and ecosystem levels of organization. As it is not possible to identify all species, genes, and ecosystems in the Northwest Territories, other measures must be used to evaluate where diversity is high or low. A commonly used measure of biodiversity is species richness or the total number of species in a given area. In this report, bird, bird species-at-risk and mammal species richness were assessed for the Northwest Territories. Both mammal and bird species had high diversity in the southwest and south-central portion of the territory and along the Mackenzie, Liard and Slave River valleys. Higher diversity is associated with mixed wood forests in the southern part of the territory and the major river valleys (Mackenzie, Liard and Slave Rivers). Bird species-at-risk diversity was also higher in the southwest and south-central portions of the territory, along the Mackenzie River valley and near the northern coast. Plant cover and other land cover (e.g. water, rock or soil) diversity were also assessed for the territory. This type of diversity is highest east of Great Slave Lake, along the Slave River valley and the Mackenzie Delta"--Plain language summary.

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