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Unformatted text preview: GEOL 203 F 2008 midterm study guide Know the periods of the geologic time scale in their correct order. Definitions: Fossil Dogma Species Niche Trace fossil Patterns of evolution Adaptive radiation Know the difference between punctuated equilibrium and natural selection Convergent evolution Controls on global climate (know what the following are, how they influence climate and the timescales at which they are significant) Configuration of continents Milankovitch radiation cycles Greenhouse gasses, with emphasis on CO 2 Know the six conditions that facilitate the existence of liquid water on the surface of a planet (notes 2) Know why clay minerals and clay particles are good candidates for being the locations where the first complex organic molecules and life, were created. Know the notable characteristics of Kingdom Monera The gift that stromatolites gave to Earth, and the development of banded iron formations (BIFs) Know protist evolutionary highlights, and examples of protests Know the fundamental difference between sponges and cnidarians, in terms of nervous system (or lack of...
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2008 for the course GEOL 203 taught by Professor Garcia during the Spring '08 term at Cal Poly.
- Spring '08
- Geologic Time Scale