Integrated Writing Task, extinction of the Torreya Taxifoha
The reading and the lecture are both about the ways of saving Torreya taxifolia of becoming extinct. The author of the reading gives three possible solution of this problem. However, the professor casts doubt on the claims made in the article. She thinks that these ways will not be successful. First of all, the author of the reading considers the reestablish of the Torreya in the coolest, dampest areas of the microclimate as one the solution. This point is challenged by the lecturer. She believes that the climate is affected by a lot of factors, consequently, it can be difficult to support the microclimate of same area. Secondly, according to the text, the author offers to move this plant in another area where it will be easy for Torreya to survive. The professor rebuts this argument. She suggests that people could not predict future events of this decision and recall the movement of black locust trees which destroyed many other trees. Finally, the author states that Torreya can be preserve in research centers. The lecturer, on the other hand, posits that researchers do not have enough opportunity to have a genetic diversity. To be precise, she adds that this tree can die out in long term due to the fact that it does not have capacity to survive.
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