Biogeo Lecture 4 Notes
-Population: Group of inter-breeding individuals of a particular species.
-Metapopulation: Set of local populations of a species that are linked by dispersal
among those populations (e.g. source-sink)
-Mainland-island population str
Biogeo lecture 3 notes
The extent of an area in which an individual animal is found.
Would find more than one individual in this geographic range.
Range will change over time as various factors affect the range, such as climate
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What is biogeography?
Why we dont find all species everywhere - species distribution on the
2 main branches: evolutionary and ecological relationships
How organisms interact with one another and their e
Tutorial Four Assignment Sheet: Campus River Walk (12 marks)
1. Sherwood Fox Arboretum: What is an arboretum? Can it be viewed as a
functioning ecosystem? (2 marks)
a botanical garden devoted to trees/ outdoor museum for trees
(something along these lines
Tutorial Eight Assignment Sheet: Visiting Biogeographer: Dr. Hugh Henry (14 marks).
(1) What type of research does Dr. Henry specialize in? Provide some description. Feel free to
browse his website. (Make sure you u
Tutorial Three Assignment Sheet: Coyote Removal in Texas (out of 15)
PART I: Introduction to the Problem
1. What specific questions do you intend to answer? (1 mark)
What happens to the biomass and diversity of mesopredators, herbivores and vegetation aft
Tutorial Five Assignment Sheet: Biomes and their biodiversity (15 marks)
A biome is a major ecological community having characteristic plants and animals. Biomes are closely
associated with two climatic factors; temperature and precipitation. In most biom
Tutorial Two Assignment Sheet: Planet Earth: Pole to Pole
1. Describe how the shifting of seasons affects the survival and movement patterns of the
polar bear in the Arctic as shown in the film.
-winter forces bears to take shelter; they hibernate