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Nov 17 2009 - BIEB 132. Lecture 16: Natural History...

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BIEB 132. Lecture 16: Natural History Collections and Marine Biology. 17 Nov. 2009, Hastings I. Natural History Collections = archived specimens and associated materials Source of fundamental knowledge of biodiversity patterns; used to study: Systematics of species Geographic variation of species Geographic distribution of species Historical records of species occurrences Sources of new knowledge of biodiversity SIO Marine Vertebrate Collection Collecting Localities = 21,000 Specimen Lots = 110,000 Specimens = approximately 2,000,000 Species Represented = 5,600 II. How do natural history collections inform marine biology? 1) Document distributions of species 2) Document biodiversity of particular sites or regions 3) Document historical distributions of species & diversity of regions 4) Provide baselines to which conservation efforts can be focused 5) Provide comparative material for new insights into biodiversity 6) Provide materials for application of new technologies that further elucidate
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