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Homework #1, 2007 WFC 10 Discussion Section (day, time) _____ Name: We are looking for brief 2-3 sentence answer. Turn this in with typed answers in your discussion section. 1. Mountain lions in California are now a fully protected species, thanks to a ballot proposition a few years ago. One can be killed (by permit) only if it is a threat to humans or livestock Imagine yourself as one of your ancestors in the period 1850-1900, in wherever country he/she was living . What do you think your attitude to lions (or similar large predators) would be? 2. One of the lessons of the Foreword of your readings is that “all animals are dodos”. What does this mean? Can you think of an animals that are
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Unformatted text preview: not potential dodos? Be prepared to defend your answer. 3. The tropics are located around the equator and are characterized by lots of rain forests and high diversity of life. Deserts are located just to the north or south of tropical areas and are characterized by a low diversity of life. How are these two types of area linked by the global climatic cycle? (See chapter 3) 4. You will be hearing about the u pwelling of deep ocean water fairly often in this course because it is the reason whales, seals, and fish are so abundant off northern California and that redwood trees grow in fog. Explain briefly what causes upwelling and why it is so important....
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