Conservation Bio Main Points 9-10-07

Conservation Bio Main Points 9-10-07 - Conservation Bio...

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Conservation Bio Main Points 9-10-07 - Check out http://www.tolweb.org - Why are there no elephants in Hawaii? o Why are organisms where they are? o Biodiversity is not even across earth. o History can lead to answers about distribution - Earth did not always have divided continents - Humans have been around for about 0.0005 of the time since life originated. - Climates have changed over time. o Antarctica at one time was not frozen o Remote islands such as Hawaii and the Galapagos Islands contribute to biodiversity because they have been recently created and animals simply have never got there - Life is not continuous - Discrete life forms exist - Diversity reigns - Biodiversity: When considering biodiversity conservation one must consider levels of diversity o How are genetics changed to effect biodiversity? o How does earth structure effect biodiversity? o Functional level: How organisms function and interact with each other, important in genetics o Structural level: More descriptive categories
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