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What is biodiversity and why does it matter? How can everyday observations and online databases help to increase our knowledge about the diversity of species? On this album, Jonathan Silvertown, Professor of Ecology at The Open University, presents a guided tour of iSpot, a nature website that gives anybody and everybody a chance to share their observations and learn more about wildlife. In the audio track, Professor Silvertown describes his work in South Africa, protecting the delicate ecosystem of a unique heath-land habitat called 'fynbos'.

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What is biodiversity and why does it matter? How can everyday observations and online databases help to increase our knowledge about the diversity of species? On this album, Jonathan Silvertown, Professor of Ecology at The Open University, presents a guided tour of iSpot, a nature website that gives anybody and everybody a chance to share their observations and learn more about wildlife. In the audio track, Professor Silvertown describes his work in South Africa, protecting the delicate ecosystem of a unique heath-land habitat called 'fynbos'.

    Biodiversity

    Biodiversity

    An introduction to this album

    • 52 sec.
    Transcript -- Biodiversity

    Transcript -- Biodiversity

    An introduction to this album

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    iSpot

    iSpot

    A guided tour of the key features of iSpot.org.uk, showing how people of all ages can contribute to this database of biodiversity.

    • 5 min.
    Transcript -- iSpot

    Transcript -- iSpot

    A guided tour of the key features of iSpot.org.uk, showing how people of all ages can contribute to this database of biodiversity.

    Fynbos, a floral kingdom

    Fynbos, a floral kingdom

    Silvertown introduces some of his latest projects, in particular how eco hydrology can improve the water supply to communities in the Cape of South Africa.

    • 4 min.
    Transcript -- Fynbos, a floral kingdom

    Transcript -- Fynbos, a floral kingdom

    Silvertown introduces some of his latest projects, in particular how eco hydrology can improve the water supply to communities in the Cape of South Africa.

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