xam3 - Lecture # Date SUBJECT Problem x3 01 20 March Biomes...

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Lecture # Date SUBJECT Problem x3 01 20 March Biomes and climate ; Major vegetation types are controlled by temperature and precipitation patterns. Six biomes are recognized, tundra, boreal forest, temperate forest, temperate grassland, desert, tropical forest; Tree Canopy, biogeography, invasive species W pr x3 02 30March Aquatic environments , fresh water -wetlands, lakes, rivers; saltwater -ocean; rain is fresh, but most water is in oceans; estuary; overfishing; Lake Michigan -exotic fishes, BOD, Eutrophication What fish species were in Lake Michigan 200 years ago? x3 03 1 April Prairie : what is a prairie? prairie quality? autochthonous or native? native vs. exotic, prairie crayfish as soil builder, prairie management How is vegetation height related to precipitation? x3 04 3 April Behavior : proximate versus ultimate explanations, learned vs innate, fixed action pattern, conditional strategy, game theory, learning, imprinting, can animals think?, deception, migration, altruism, cooperation, kin selection and relatedness, group enforcement What is altruism? x3 05 6 April Population dynamics : models with the variable N, births, deaths, immigration and emigration, census history, mark- recapture, geometric and exponential models, growth rates, logistic growth, abundance cycles, outbreaks
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