Lecture2Evolution - General Ecology PCB 4034C Course Home...

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General Ecology PCB 4034C Course Home Page: http://www.biology.ufl.edu/courses/pcb404 4/2009fall/mayor/ Jordan Mayor
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Ecology & Evolution
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The field of Ecology is derived from: 1. natural history 2. physiology 3. evolution
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1. natural history 2. physiology
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Organic evolution The descent of modern organisms with modification from preexisting life-forms
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1983 1984 1987 1993 – color! 1998-2003 2004 2007 Inorganic Evolution
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Alfred Russell Wallace Founders of the theory of evolution Charles Darwin 1854 1831
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How does evolution work? - breakout session- 1. If mutations are necessary for evolution, why are most harmful? 1. Why are humans considered agents of natural selection? 1. Is natural selection the only process leading to evolution?
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thought about: Why are so many species extinct? Why are island species so different from those on the mainland? Why are only some species widely distributed? Why are there more species in the tropics?
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2011 for the course PCB 4043 taught by Professor Osenberg during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.

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Lecture2Evolution - General Ecology PCB 4034C Course Home...

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