|Main Entry:||conservation biology|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||the branch of biology that deals with threats to biodiversity and with preserving the biologic and genetic diversity of animals and plants|
|Example:||Conservation biology was created to deal with the crisis of maintaining the genes, species, communities, and ecosystems that make up earth's biological diversity.|
|Usage:||science; conservation biologist n|
The scientific study of the conservation of biological diversity and the effects of humans on the environment.