Study Guide for Exam I

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Study Guide for Exam I Biodiversity three types (genetic, species, community) nature of crisis o current mass extinction event (human caused) overpopulation resource inefficiency habitat fragmentation exotic species pollution, global warming, ozone depletion overexploitation o Conservation Biology as a "crisis discipline" Define "ecology" Global climatic patterns (explain how all these work and how work together to yield global patters in climate and biomes) Hadley cells Coriolis effect wind and ocean currents upwellings and downwellings major biome patterns and why they exist where they do Global patterns affected by regional climatic effects, such as: altitude (adiabatic cooling) topography (rain shadows, wind breaks) latitude (seasonal effects) proximity to water Microhabitats (be able to discuss how form, why matter) niche vs. habitat Biomes (characteristics and why exist where they do) rainforests (especially tropical)
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