363 lecture 4-2008 - Extinctions 1

363 lecture 4-2008 - Extinctions 1 - Readings For...

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Readings For Wednesday: Chapter 7 (skip p. 146-50) Fossils passed around in class: Trilobite, 230 my old (Permian-Triassic extinction Horse teeth (Pliocene) 4-5 million years old Molluscs and sharks teeth from Calvert Cliffs, about 15 my old
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4. The research projects on the effects of cockle fishing during this controversy are examples of societally contextualized science, implying that interests and societal disputes are intertwined with scientific arguments. We have applied a dynamic model of contextualization in which societal stakes and scientific uncertainty are considered as the main factors determining the different contexts in which conservation research functions. 5. Conservation research, whether it is fundamental or managerially orientated, is related to greater societal aims and interests and might easily face more or less Swart and van Andel. 2008. Rethinking the interface between ecology and society. The case of the cockle controversy in the Dutch Wadden Sea. Journal of Applied Ecology Volume 45 Issue 1 Page 82-90.
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Suit Seeks to Block Oil Search Off Alaska . By Felicity Barringer, NYTimes, February 1, 2008 . "A coalition of environmental organizations and Inupiaq native groups filed suit in federal court in Anchorage on Thursday to force the Interior Department to do a new analysis of the environmental consequences of oil and gas exploration in the Chukchi Sea, off northwestern Alaska. The plaintiffs hope to stop plans to develop 29 million acres, which they argue could harm the endangered bowhead whale, a staple of subsistence hunting, and the polar bear, which is under consideration for protection under the Endangered Species Act. The current environmental assessment, the suit says, fails to analyze adequately the impact of the lease sale in the context of a warming climate.
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http://www.dnalc.org/neandertal.html Chimpanzee Neandertal Human
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http://abacus.gene.ucl.ac.uk/jim/Mim2/dardanussm.jpg Batesian mimicry
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of Marine Science. For years, fishermen have been catching a similar-looking species that researchers now identify as the roundscale spearfish, creating the mistaken impression that white marlin were more plentiful. The roundscale spearfish is almost identical but has rounded scales and slightly different fins. "This is a case of mistaken identity," said Mahmood Shivji, lead author and director of Guy Harvey Research Institute at Nova Southeastern University. Environmental advocates have tried to list the white marlin as an endangered species because its
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