Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/18/2010 for the course ANT 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online