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The new electronic interdependence reconfigures
the world in the image of a global village
Canadian, Marshall McLuhan
Tips for Preparing Poster Presentations
Posters are a common form of presentation at scientific meetings in which investigators convey
information in an abbreviated visual form. Below is a list of guidelines and tips for preparing an
Plant signaling & hormones
Plants are sessile and lack a nervous system, yet
respond to stimuli (e.g., light, gravity, time of day/year)
environmental stimuli influence pattern of growth & development
Plants (like animals) rely on chemic
Outline: Intro to statistics
I. Why do we need statistics?
To discriminate between chance & causation, and to allow us to attach a level of
confidence to a conclusion
Intro to Statistics
Principles of Plant & Animal Physiology (BIOL 1820)
Components of a Scientific Paper
Adapted from McMillan, V.E. 2001. Writing papers in the biological sciences. 3rd edition. Bedford/St. Martins Press, New York.
Two learning objectives of the core curriculum for the Biology major (BIOL 1800, BIOL 1820,
Circulatory system dynamics
Cardiovascular System II
System Dynamics, Heart structure & function
Plant & Animal Physiology (BIOL 1820)
Pressure, Flow velocity and Area
BP declines as vessels branch
Arterial pressure pulses b/c of
the beating of
Between species (individuals within populations)
Classify- positive or negative effect on individual (population-species)
survival and/or reproduction
(+) (0) or (-) (0)
no effect on one speci
all individuals of a species that live in a defined area
Ecology: Emergent properties
The ecological hierarchy
Some emergent properties at each level
Ecosystems include abiotic and biotic compartments
Will a species be present in a particular area?
1. Can it disperse there?
2. Does it want to live there?
3. Will other species allow it to live
General types of ecosystems
Generally based on vegetation
Both terrestrial and aquatic
Terrestrial biomes are determined by
Seasonality in both
Less than 30 cm rain per year
Can be hot, cool, or cold (Antarctica!
BIOL 1800-16 Exam 1 study tips for material not covered in lecture
19 September 2016
The desert biome is defined primarily by ?
Which biomes are found in Minnesota?
The biome found in a particular location is primarily determined by what two factor
Study questions for BIOL 1820 final exam (Spring 2016)
1. What is homeostasis? Using a physiological example of your choice, identify the
variable, receptor, effector(s), and any negative feedback mechanisms at work.
2. What are ectotherms and endotherms?