BIODIVERSITY Notes part 1
What is conservation Biology?
A branch of bio that is dedicated to understanding and preserving earth's
What is biodiversity?
The variety of living organisms on earth
What are three levels of diversity that c
History of Life Notes part 2
Who were the first organisms to come on land? How did they survive?
Arthropods- survived because of exoskeleton
What were lobe finned fishes? What characteristics allowed them to
evolve into amphibians?
They have very muscular
History of Life Notes part 1
How did organic molecules form on earth?
Through ordinary chemical reaction on early earth
-they can form under extreme conditions
What did the Miller-Urey expiment show about organic molecules?
Nucleotides and amino acids can
Diverse Ecosystems Notes part 3
Why do flowers bloom in spring?
So they can capture sunlight before the trees growth their leaves
The temperate rainforest: Location? Temp and Precip?
Pacific northwest. mild and very rainy
The temperate rainforest: Types o
Population Growth & Regulation Notes part 1
What is the mathematical formula for population change?
(Births-deaths)+(Immigrants-emigrants)= change in population size
Biotic potential and environmental resistance are the two opposing
forces that determine
Diverse Ecosystems Notes part 2
Chaparral: Where are they located?
In between Desert and coastal regions
Chaparral: Types of plants? Why?
Short plants- adapted to long dry season and short rainy season
Chaparral: How does frequent fires affect the life th
Diverse Ecosystems Notes part 4
The mountain where the precipitation first occures is known as the
_ is where the source region starts to meet level ground and water is
added through tributaties
The flat part on which the r
Population Growth & Regulation Notes part 2
What does a survivorship table/ curve show?
Shows the amount of living organisms within multiple species through their
Explain human's survivorship table/ curve. WHY?
-who else exhibits a similar t
BIODIVERSITY Notes part 2
What is the issue with habitat fragmentation?
Each habitat then does not have enough space to hold an entire population/
Are invasive species plants or animals?
Can be both
What are invasive species? How are they introd
Diverse Ecosystems Notes part 1
Short term fluctuations in temp, humidity, cloud cover, wind, and
precipitation is _.
What is climate?
Refers to long-term patterns of weather
What are the two factors that produce climate?
-Curvature of earth