Lec 01.s - BIS2B, Fall 2008 Fri. Sept 25, morning Lecture...

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Welcome to BIS 2B Evolution and Ecology BIS2B, Fall 2008 Fri. Sept 25, morning Lecture 1. Measuring Biological Diversity, Introduction to Lab 1.
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“What is Biodiversity? “Biodiversity includes not only the world's species with their unique evolutionary histories, but also genetic variability within and among populations of species and the distribution of species across local habitats, ecosystems, landscapes, and whole continents or oceans.” US National Academy of Sciences, 1999.
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Biodiversity
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High diversity, mostly different Low diversity, mostly the same Lake Abisko, Sweden 68° N Rainforest, Ecuador, 1° S
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Sampling Species Diversity. Quadrats and Transects. On the ground, in the soil, in the water. a. Quadrats b. Transects Remote Sensing.
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The MODIS Satellite is operated by NOAA. It measures the intensity and wave length of light reflected from earth in visible and near- infrared wavelengths, from 0.55–1.0 micrometers. More light in near-infrared wavelengths than in visible wavelengths means dense forest. Less
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Lec 01.s - BIS2B, Fall 2008 Fri. Sept 25, morning Lecture...

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