Lecture_12_5_Conservation

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Phylogenetic trees and conservation
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Final exam update: Time: 3:30-5:30 Day: 9 December (Tuesday) Last name A-I go to 2 Wellman Last name J-Z go to SS1100 (Note, both are different from the midterms)
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Review session HERE, Sunday, 1-3 PM Office hours: Friday, 2-3 & Tuesday, 1-2 1089 Sciences lab building
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Malaria is a major disease for humans that causes great suffering around the world. It is caused by a unicellular eukaryote in the genus Plasmodium . Suppose we were successful in driving Plasmodium extinct and eliminating malaria (we have done so for smallpox). Would this be: A) A triumph for humanity B) A travesty for conservation biology
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Some inconvenient truths: A third of the world’s amphibians are declining badly 50-75% of the world’s turtles are declining badly Every frog or toad species in California except one is considered threatened in the state. Virtually every vertebrate, some insects, and many plants that are restricted to the Central valley are threatened.
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Ambystoma dumerilii : extinct in the wild?
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Cuora galbinifrons : functionally extinct
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Crotophytus vestigium : threatened in CA
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