Lecture1HumanEcologyWQ2009

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Unformatted text preview: Ecology, Nature and Society (ANT 101/ESP 101) Instructor : Dr. Susan Glover Saturday, January 3, 2009 1 Europe at Night Saturday, January 3, 2009 2 Importance of Human Ecology • • • • sea otters once widely distributed around the Pacific Rim intense hunting for pelts in 1700s and 1800s population near extinction fur industry collapsed Saturday, January 3, 2009 3 Importance of Human Ecology • • CA legislation allowed sea otter population to increase in mid 1990s However, increasing otter population decreased fish stocks (abalone, lobster, sea urchins) Saturday, January 3, 2009 4 Importance of Human Ecology • increased otter population, decreased urchin population, which increased kelp population Kelp allows for abalone farming and fertilizer • Saturday, January 3, 2009 5 Importance of Human Ecology • • In Alaska, killer whales started preying on otters Because of sea lion...
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