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Lecture 9 Biogeography and Conservation_6 - Important...

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1 Attendance at lectures is not compulsory, but as we now deviate greatly from the book, it is a good idea . If you decide to come to lectures you are committing to the following code of conduct ± No talking or cell phone use during class ± No leaving before the end of the lecture . If you come, you commit to stay the whole time Code of conduct for lectures Important information for Biogeography and Conservation • Readings: Chapters 52 and 57 • Quizzes ± There will be a quiz for each lecture ± The Thursday and following Tuesday quiz are available Tuesday by midnight. You have one week to complete each quiz. ± If you cannot see the answers on any quiz on the first try, do it again. All quizzes are supposed to be set to give you the answers. If any do not, send me an email. • Office hours this week: ± Peter Chesson, BioSciences West 218, M 3:00-4:00, W 4:00- 5:00 Biogeography Different parts of the Earth may have strikingly different species Australian mammals are dominated by marsupials Madagascar has many endemic species— species unique to that place A species found in a particular area, either evolved there or dispersed there from somewhere else A species not found in an area may have once been found there but went extinct there. Figure 56.1 Major Biogeographic Regions The land area of the earth is divided into 7 major biogeographic regions based on the animal and plant species present Most terrestrial species are confined to a single biogeographic region Figure 56.1 Major Biogeographic Regions Major biogeographic patterns have been influenced by (a) Evolutionary isolation: adaptive radiation of particular groups of
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2009 for the course BIO 182 taught by Professor Chaux during the Spring '08 term at Arizona.

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