lecture40F06 - IB 396 Tropical Biology in Ecuador July 9-27...

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Unformatted text preview: IB 396 Tropical Biology in Ecuador July 9-27, 2007 3 hours credit Prerequisite: IB 150 or other Intro Bio Experience the Amazon and other environments in one of the most biodiverse nations on earth. Informational Meetings: Thursday (12/7) 12-2 PM(drop in) Burrill 164D Email Kevin Dixon [email protected] Water and Humans By the end of this lecture you should be able to… Discuss the attributes of the global hydrological cycle. Concepts and terms: condensation, infiltration, runoff, evaporation, precipitation Describe the relative magnitudes of some of the major pools and fluxes in the global hydrologic cycle. Discuss the major climatic variables driving the hydrologic cycle. Discuss the concept of ecosystem services. Describe the relationship between water availability, human demand for water, and some social and political implications of water shortages. Assigned reading: Vitousek et al. Science 277:494; Chapter 54 References: Postel, S., Last Oasis ; Pillar of Sand . Daily et al., Ecosystem Services: Benefits to Human Societies by Natural Ecosystems, http://esa.sdsc.edu/ daily.htm Major processes and measurements in the hydrologic cycle.Major processes and measurements in the hydrologic cycle....
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