Evaluate the effects of loss of biodiversity in a region. Mention any four such effects.

Effects of loss of biodiversity:

(i) Decline in plant production./Decline in number of animal species.

(ii) Lowered resistance to environmental perturbations such as drought.

(iii) Increased variability in certain ecosystem processes such as plant productivity/water use / pest and disease cycles.

(iv) Species may become endangered / increased rate of species extinction.

Difficulty Level:

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