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GEOG 102: BIOGEOGRAPHY Lecture 1 Sonya Powell Room 140G Geography Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm or by appointment [email protected] (remember email etiquette!) Hints for success: Come to class and participate. Ask questions. Come to office hours. Bring the web outlines to class, complete in­class assignments, take notes on examples that we discuss in class. Respect your colleagues ­ put cell phones and conversations on hold during class! Laptop users ­ be aware that many people can see and be distracted by your screen ­ please, stick to geography during class. INTRODUCTION TO BIOGEOGRAPHY Ch 19, p 629­35 and 642, New Edition Ch 19, p 624­9 and 638, Old Edition BIOGEOGRAPHY ­ scientific study of the diverse spatial and temporal distribution of plants and animals ­ identification and examination of the physical and biological processes (interactions) of the past and present that explain these patterns LEVELS OF ORGANIZATION Individual Organism Population Community Ecosystem Biomes
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ORGANISMS AND THE ENVIRONMENT I. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS A. Resources ­ all things consumed by an organism ­ consumption causes a decrease in supply of resources (less is available) ­ in general , plants need: 1. materials 2. energy (E) 3. space … all 3 are related to photosynthesis … 1. Photosynthesis (Ps) ­ process by which plants convert solar E to chemical E
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