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LECTURE 1: DEFINING EXTINCTION Lecture Goals After today, you will be able to… Define extinction and its biological importance List the course goals and topics Explain the course requirements/components Recognize your instructors and TAs Outline a strategy for success First assignment (Faces of IB 106) due this week
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Course Goals By the end of this course, you will be able to: Place extinction in an evolutionary and geological context Explain the fundamentals of evolutionary theory Outline significant periods of geologic time (and know the age of the earth) Detail the mechanisms of environmental and climatic change Apply paleontological data and theory to topics in modern conservation
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Instructors Dr. Surangi Punyasena Plant Biology, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Expert on fossil record of tropical forests and history of climate change Dr. Jon Marcot Animal Biology, Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Expert on vertebrate evolution and paleontology
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TAs McKenna Kelly Graduate student in Animal Biology Mammalian limb evolution
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2011 for the course IB 106 taught by Professor Punyasenaandmarcot during the Fall '10 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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