Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable.
- ‘Their reports help shape the legislation that help preserve biodiversity.’
- ‘So how significant are cloud forests in terms of biodiversity.’
- ‘Valuing a loss of biodiversity is more difficult because markets for its preservation are either missing or incomplete.’
- ‘We must work to increase and protect biodiversity on all levels, in our backyards as well as our bioregions.’
- ‘So they would have to buy the right to develop by conserving or restoring areas for biodiversity in other places.’
- ‘The area is identified as an important hotspot of biodiversity and management of the protected area.’
- ‘The net effect of slashing and burning on biodiversity is difficult to evaluate.’
- ‘Will the water and soils and biodiversity cope with this level of forestry?’
- ‘A symposium on plant biology and biodiversity in changing environment was also organised.’
- ‘Is the destruction of animal habitats and the natural high levels of biodiversity worth it?’
- ‘It's natural decline in the habitat that's supported that kind of biodiversity.’
- ‘The region is known for its rich plant biodiversity which is a unique source of novel molecules.’
- ‘The event has been organised to raise funds to improve the wildlife habitat and biodiversity of the River Lune.’
- ‘To discover the patterns of biodiversity, information on biodiversity has to be collected.’
- ‘After only six months, crop production, biodiversity, soil fertility and soil quality all improved.’
- ‘A description of one of the prime threats to wild plant biodiversity in the UK.’
- ‘And what was the impact in each case on biodiversity and wildlife in the fields.’
- ‘And lots of times the areas are of a great deal of significance for biodiversity.’
- ‘Australia, like all countries on earth is defined by its biodiversity.’
- ‘To detect changes in biodiversity there has to be a way to measure it.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.