Conclusion of Background to Biodiversity (module 1, p. 10)

There are five parts to the module closure-recall, transfer of learning, reflections, self-assessment quiz, and a celebration.


There are three parts to recall-modifying the mind map, answering the set of questions listed at the beginning of the module, and summarizing the module.

     A. Begin by returning to the mind map that you started at the beginning of this module and using a different colored pen add what you have learned during this module.

This may mean that you add facts or ideas, modify some, or correct others. This is an important step in your learning process. You need to recognize what you learned, what you have modified, and what you had to correct because of misinformation or up-dated information.

     B. The following questions were listed at the beginning of this module. Now that you have completed the module (and without looking back), re-answer them. Are your answers more complete, now?

  1. Are you now familiar with managing forests for biodiversity?

  • Can you describe biological diversity?
  • Can you discuss two approaches used in forest management?
  1. Define biodiversity.

  2. Describe biological diversity.

  3. Describe the two major approaches used in forest management.

  4. Why is biodiversity important to BC?

  • Economic value
  • Ecological importance
  • Ethical or culture significance
  1. How can the forest industry assist in maintaining BC's rich biodiversity?

  2. What do you now know about coarse filter approach?

  3. Describe the landscape level approach to biodiversity management.

  • Explain the natural disturbance process.
  • Explain the stand level disturbance process.
  1. How do natural disturbances and stand level disturbances relate to the landscape level?

  2. Describe the fine filter approach.

  3. Compare the coarse filter and fine filter approaches (similarities and differences).

  • Why are these two approaches important to forest management?

     C. Use a summary chart to summarize this module. Label the center of the chart with the title of the module. Assign the following eight ideas to individual boxes:

  • Define biological diversity
  • Economic importance of biodiversity
  • Ecological importance of biodiversity
  • Ethical or cultural importance of biodiversity
  • BC's biodiversity at risk
  • Managing biodiversity?
  • Ecosystem or coarse filter approach
  • Specific-specific or fine filter approach

Transfer of Learning

  1. Use a Venn Diagram to compare forest biodiversity in BC to another location outside of BC.
  2. Think of 3 to 5 ideas or concepts discussed here that you could apply to your work.
  3. If you were asked to visit a grade 5 classroom to talk about the importance of biodiversity in BC, what major ideas would you prepare?


  1. List 2 to 4 ideas that you consider the most important ones from this module and give reasons for your choices.
  2. How does what you learned about biodiversity fit with what you knew before reading this module?
  3. How is biodiversity in BC like a match?
    Think about what a match looks like, what good it can do, what damage it can do, who might use one, why it might be used, what uses does it have, or other ideas when making the comparison.
  4. How is biodiversity in BC not like a match?