Describe the goals of conservation biology and the particular challenges of managing key deer in
the Florida Keys.
The Biodiversity Crisis: An Overview
Describe the three greatest threats to bio
Managing and Restoring Ecosystems
38.8 Sustaining ecosystems and landscapes is a conservation priority
Most conservation efforts in the past have focused on saving individual species. But increasingly,
conservation biology aims to sustain the biodiversity
Behavioral Adaptations to the Environment
Introduction Explain how studies of jaguars have directed efforts for their conservation.
Classic Concepts in Behavior
Define and distinguish between (a) behavioral biology and behaviora
Communities and Ecosystems
Introduction Describe the interrelationships of the wasps that parasitize the cabbage white butterfly.
Describe the four properties of a community.
Structural Features of Communities
Introduction Explain how starlings made it to North America and what has occurred since their
Define a population and illustrate with examples.
Population Structure and Dynamics
The Biosphere: An Introduction to Earths Diverse Environments
Introduction Describe the unusual ecology of hydrothermal vent communities.
Describe the different levels of ecosystems studied by ecologists.
Control Systems in Plants
Introduction Describe the benefits and risks of soybeans in the human diet.
33.1 Describe the experiments and conclusions of the phototropism research performed by the
Plant Nutrition and Transport
Introduction Describe the process, advantages, and disadvantages, and give examples, of
The Uptake and Transport of Plant Nutrients
Describe the experiments and conclusions of the
Plant Structure, Reproduction, and Development
Introduction Explain how angiosperms impact human life.
Describe the scientific contributions of Dr. Katherine Esau.
Plant Structure and Function
31.2 Compare the structure of monoc
How Animals Move
Introduction Describe the feeding and nesting strategy of leaf-cutting ants. Explain how the skeleton
of these ants permits such diverse activity.
Movement and Locomotion
Describe the diverse methods of locomoti
Introduction Explain how salmon navigate from streams and back again during their life cycle.
29.1 Define and compare sensations and perceptions.
29.2 Define sensory transduction, a receptor potential, an
Introduction Explain how spinal cords are injured and the approaches to repairing the damage.
Nervous System Structure and Function
Describe the structural and functional subdivisions of the nervous system.
Reproduction and Embryonic Development
Introduction Describe the unusual reproduction of desert-grassland whiptail lizards.
Asexual and Sexual Reproduction
Compare the types, advantages, and disadvantages of asexual and sexual r
Introduction Explain how testosterone affects humans and the behavior of cichlid fish.
The Nature of Chemical Regulation
Define a hormone and compare the mechanisms and functions of the endocrine and nervous
Control of the Internal Environment
Introduction Explain how bears adjust during their time of dormancy.
Describe the four ways that heat is gained or lost by an animal.
25.225.4 Explain how animals thermoregula
The Immune System
Introduction Describe the frequency with which new people are infected with HIV in the United States
and the world. Explain what people can do to decrease their risks of acquiring this virus.
Nonspecific Defenses Ag
Introduction Explain how gravity affects the circulation of terrestrial vertebrates.
Describe the general need for and functions of a circulatory system.
Mechanisms of Internal Transport
23.2 Compare open and closed
Respiration: The Exchange of Gases
Introduction Explain how geese can fly at altitudes as high or higher than Mt. Everest. Explain how
humans adjust to life at high altitudes.
Mechanisms of Gas Exchange
Describe the three main p
Nutrition and Digestion
Introduction Describe the nature of humpback whale feeding.
Obtaining and Processing Food
21.1 Define and distinguish between carnivores, herbivores, omnivores, suspension feeders, fluid
feeders, and bulk feed
Unifying Concepts of Animal Structure and Function
Introduction Explain how geckos are able to walk on walls and ceilings.
The Hierarchy of Structural Organization in an Animal
20.1 Explain how the structure of a bird is adapted for
Introduction Describe the evidence supporting and opposing a direct relationship between Neanderthals
and modern humans.
19.1 Compare the prosimian and anthropoid groups and list characteristics shar
The Evolution of Animal Diversity
Introduction Describe the difficulties of classifying the duck-billed platypus and other Australian mammals.
Animal Evolution and Diversity
18.1 Define animals and distinguish them from other forms o
Plants, Fungi, and the Colonization of Land
Introduction Explain the significance of mycorrhizae to plant health.
17.1 Compare the structure of multicellular algae and plants. Explain how plants are adapted to life on
The Origin and Evolution of Microbial Life: Prokaryotes and Protists
Introduction Describe the formation of stromatolites and explain the significance of the organisms that
Early Earth and the Origin of Life
Tracing Evolutionary History
Introduction Briefly describe the history of the dinosaurs and bird controversy.
Earth History and Macroevolution
Briefly describe the history of life on Earth, noting the major eras, when they occur
The Origin of Species
Introduction Explain how the new underground species of mosquito evolved and how it is different
from the above-ground species.
Concepts of Species
14.1 Compare the definitions and usefulness of the different sp
How Populations Evolve
Introduction Describe five adaptations that help blue-footed boobies survive.
Evidence of Evolution
Briefly describe the history of evolutionary thought.
Explain how Darwins voyage on the B
DNA Technology and the Human Genome
Introduction Define and compare recombinant DNA technology, genomics, bioinformatics, and
proteomics. Also note the goals of the Human Genome Project.
Bacteria as Tools for Manipulating DNA
The Control of Gene Expression
Introduction Describe and compare reproductive cloning and therapeutic cloning.
Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes
Describe and compare the regulatory mechanisms of the lac operon, the trp operon, and
Molecular Biology of the Gene
Introduction Explain how a herpesvirus invades a cell and forces the cell to reproduce the virus.
The Structure of the Genetic Material
10.1 Describe the experiments of Griffith and Hershey and Chase whi