NEET Botany Biodiversity and Conservation Questions Solved

AIIMS - 2014

The species diversity decreases from lower to higher altitudes on a mountain. This is due to
(a) increase in temperature
(b) decrease in temperature
(c) greater seasonal variability
(d) Both (b) and (c)

(d) The factors that reduce diversity are drop in temperature and greater seasonal variability. The temperature drops about 6.5 C with increase in altitude by 1000 m.

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