14_ConsGen

14_ConsGen - Exam 1 on Monday! (Sept 29) During lecture...

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1 Exam 1 on Monday! (Sept 29) During lecture period, room assignments are posted on Blackboard 9 AM students must take the 9 AM exam, 10 AM students must take the 10 AM exam Covers lectures 2-13 (14 will be on the Final) Multiple choice, matching, true/false, problem solving, and one essay Write in pen (answers in pencil or corrected with white out are not eligible for regrade) No calculators or cell phones Bring your USC ID card Set your alarms!!!!!!!!
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2 Essay Guidelines Essays should be written in complete sentences Ð no bullet points! For midterm 1 there will be one essay worth 20 points (20% of the exam). The point breakdown is as follows: Supportive concepts, 17 points Maximal points will be given for essays that answer the question thoroughly, get the facts correct and do not include additional irrelevant or incorrect information. Presentation, 2 points Maximal points will be given for essays with good organization, well-structured sentences and paragraphs, logical flow and high readability. Original content, 1 point One point will be given for essays that go beyond the material presented in lecture by also including ideas or examples from the textbook, the additional assigned readings, or other sources.
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56.1, 56.2 and R4 Conservation Genetics
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4 Conservation biology is a young field that integrates: Ecology Behavioral ecology Physiology Molecular biology Genetics Evolution Conservation Genetics
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5 Conservation biology has grown rapidly in response the biodiversity crisis Some depressing statistics Nearly 50% of land surface has been altered by humans About 75% of marine fisheries are fully exploited or overexploited – We have increased atmospheric CO 2 concentrations by 30% Rate of species loss may be as much as 1000x higher than at any point in the past 100,000 years
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Genetic diversity in a vole population Species diversity in a coastal redwood ecosystem Community and ecosystem diversity across the landscape of an entire region Genetic diversity Genetic variation within and between populations Species diversity The number and relative abundance of species Ecosystem diversity The diversity of habitats, communities and ecological processes Fig. 56.3
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Why preserve biodiversity? 1. For its own sake.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course BISC 120Lg taught by Professor 11:00-01:50pm during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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14_ConsGen - Exam 1 on Monday! (Sept 29) During lecture...

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