Chapter 8 Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
Sum total of all organism in an area, accounting for diversity on
Levels of biodiversity
Species diversity, genetic diversity, and ecosystem diversity
Dr. Marcum, Exploring Environmental Issues 1301 05 Chapter 1 test review *What did the agricultural and industrial revolutions do? New technologies have enabled us to grow increasingly more food per unit of land. We have converted nearly half the pla
CHIRALITY (Optical Isomerism) (Fig 10.17) Caused by a carbon atom bonded to FOUR DIFFERENT groups. Two NONSUPERIMPOSABLE isomers form: called chiral/optical isomers or enantiomers Labelled "L or - (left) " and "D or + (right)" WILL BE MIRROR IMAGES of eac
Soil, Agriculture, and the Future of Food
Soil is the foundation for
Land devoted to agriculture
38% of Earths land surface
Practice of raising crops and livestock for human use and
Land used t
Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology
Why do we need to
To understand how organisms adapt to their environment and change
It is an essential component of biology and ecology, which are key parts
Ch 4 Evolution & Population Ecology This lecture will help you understand: 0. Natural selection 1. How evolution influences biodiversity 2. Reasons for species extinction 3. Ecological organization 4. Population characteristics 5. Population ecology Strik
Film Questions Regarding The Tropical Rainforest
Please type the questions and answers.
Due Tuesday, October 6
Please print your name on the back.
What is a biome?
A biome is an area of similar communities with similar plant species and vegetation
Chapter 4 notes part 2: Energy from Combustion Typical Modern Human Energy Use Recommended caloric intake: 2000 kcalories. Most of us probably don't need that much. We use the equivalent of 650,000 kcalories. How often do you use your own energy to do som
Fractional Distillation of Crude Oil Fig 4.10 shows an oil refinery & Fig 4.11 shows a fractional distillation column which are some of the tall towers in the refinery. In fractional distillation, the distillation column is made longer and contains levels
Chapter 7 notes part 1 Review of Atomic Structure Protons and neutrons in the nucleus ; electrons outside, take up the rest of the space Particle Electron Proton Mass (atomic mass units*) 0.00054858 amu 1.0073 amu Charge (relative) -1 +1 zero Symbol ep+ o
Lehr section 5
September 29, 2015
Title: IUCN Global Assesments and Their Use in Conservation and Biodiversity
Name of Presenter: Thomas Lacher
Background of Presenter Lacher is a professor at Texas A&M
ENV 1301; Fall 2015
Test 1 Review;
You should know the meaning of all the bold faced words.
Review the questions at the end of every chapter.
Review the quiz questions that were asked in class.
What is the scope of environmental science?
Give an exa
ENV 2015 Final Exam Test Bank
Final Exam Review
1. Discuss the difference between frontier mentality and sustainable development.
Frontier mentality is the mindset that humans are not a part of nature, but view themselves as
higher than other lifeforms and have no regard for
Chapter 10: Drug Design Back to Aspirin: Side effects significant! Need alternatives: molecules with similar shapes have similar physiological effects. Most common: (see Fig 10.7) Ibprofen (Advil), Acetominophen (Tylenol) Molecular Structure and Drug Acti
Chapter 10: Drug Design Prescription Drugs, Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs, Herbal Alternatives, Illicit Drugs and Abused Prescription Drugs Early Drugs; Folk remedies, Discovered by trial and error, Passed on by word of mouth Ancient Drugs : The following
Chapter 9: Plastics and Polymers: Condensation Polymerization Different method: TWO monomers join, a tiny molecule is spit out (condensed) Polymers which form by this method are called COPOLYMERS. Only one of the Big Six is a copolymer: PET React an ALCOH
Chapter 7 notes part 3 US Nuclear Power Plants 2001: 20% of the US electrical power produced by ~100 nuclear power stations. (65 sites, 31 states) Power plants are undesirable to many people: e.g., Seabrook, NH. Closing (decommissioning) a nuclear power p
Chapter 7 notes part 2 Nuclear Equations for Fission: Remember, the nucleus splits in two or three pieces. Here is an example. 1 235 141 92 10n 0n + 92U 56Ba + 36Kr + 3 Mass numbers and atomic numbers must balance. But doesn't mass appears to be conserved
Alpha and Beta Radiation: What Happens In all types of radioactive decay, the radiation comes from the nucleus. Alpha Particle emission: two protons and two neutrons are emitted from the nucleus. As a consequence, the mass number _ by _ and the atomic num
Amanda Boyd ENV 1303-03 October 29, 2007
Global Warming Presentation
1. What is the name of the speaker? Marshall Saunders 2. What does he do for a living? Banking in LDC, founder of a company in Latin America countries, Director of an International