Ch 1 Bio 103 Fall 09 - Biology 103- Introduction to Biology...

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Biology 103- Introduction to Biology Lecture Notes Roger Peffer MSU Great Falls COT
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Biology 103- Introductory Biology Lecture Notes- Roger Peffer Class Introduction- - Syllabus (course outline/ schedule) - Description of class Text - Appendix A, B - Answers to self quizzes - Glossary - Index - Chapter Review/Summary p 33 - Self quiz, p 33-34 Chapter One- Introduction I. Biology- Study of life A. Where does life exist on earth? 1. Biosphere - All areas where life is found on earth (from Poles to Deserts, underground to upper atmosphere) 2. Life exists only on earth. B. Ecology – Study of interactions of living things with one another and environment. II. What is life? A. Life organized into units called cells. 1. Single or multi Cellular B. Living things highly ordered ( complex and organized) C. Obtain and use Energy from environment. D. Respond to stimuli
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E. Development F. Reproduction G. Genetic Information 1. How to "maps". H. "Evolve": i.e.- modify and adapt to their environment (populations- NOT individuals) III. Life- Only on Earth A. Humans have become “disconnected” from nature. 1. Native Americans vs. Modern humans a. worship/reverence vs. exploitation (eradication ) 2. Understanding of life and death. B. Extinction 1. 1-10 species go extinct each year “Naturally” a. According to Paleontologists 2. Today 10- 100 species extinct each day ! (40,000 – 90,000 /year) 3. All life is part of a Biological puzzle All life has some purpose (Arrogant to say something has "no
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Ch 1 Bio 103 Fall 09 - Biology 103- Introduction to Biology...

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