Chapter+16 - Explain reproductive isolation. 1. List and...

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Chapter 16 The Origin of Species The learning goals listed below are the broad concepts you should understand for this chapter. The learning outcomes list the concepts you should know or the things you should be able to do at the end of this unit. Some of the learning outcomes will be covered in class and the remainder you should achieve through reading, studying, and homework. Learning Goals and Intended Outcomes Learning Goal Learning Outcome(s) 1. Understand how species are defined. 1. Define key terms in speciation. (p.316 of text) 2. Explain the biological species concept and the limitations of this definition of a species. 1a.
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Unformatted text preview: Explain reproductive isolation. 1. List and give examples of premating and postmating isolating mechanisms. 2. Explain speciation. 1. Explain the 2 factors that speciation depends on. 2. Understand how isolation and genetic divergence act on a pair of populations to result in speciation. 3. Compare allopatric and sympatric speciation. 4. Explain adaptive radiation. 3. Understand causes of extinction. 1.List major environmental factors that may result in extinction. 2. Explain how localized distributions make a species more vulnerable to extinction. 3. Explain how overspecialization makes a species more vulnerable to extinction....
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