Lecture 16 goals - Lecture 16 goals Biol 201 Part I: GLOBAL...

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Lecture 16 goals – Biol 201 Part I: GLOBAL ECOLOGY AND ANTHROPOGENIC CHANGE Be able to: Describe changes over time in the atmospheric concentration of CO 2 , global temperatures, and industrial carbon emissions, and how they are associated. Identify the major sources of data on past and present atmospheric CO 2 concentration. Identify major greenhouse glasses. Explain the basis for the greenhouse effect. Explain why nitrogen fixation is challenging from a biochemical perspective. Explain why nitrogen fixation is necessary for life as we know it. Identify which groups organisms can fix nitrogen. Compare the relative rates of fixation by various human and natural processes. Explain the causes and consequences of changes in stratospheric and tropospheric O 3 . Describe the differences in Pacific sea surface temperatures, coastal upwelling and storm formation in El Niño and non-El Niño years. Describe the ecological repercussions of El Niño.
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course BIOL 201 taught by Professor Severdio during the Spring '10 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Lecture 16 goals - Lecture 16 goals Biol 201 Part I: GLOBAL...

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