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BIS 2B Midterm 1 Study Guide

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BIS 2B Midterm 1 Study Guide BIS 2B

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This study guide is designed for you to download, print, and go through as if it were a test. There are questions focused around the main ideas and concepts of each week of lecture, and they shoul...
General Biology
Dr. M. Schwartz
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BIS 2B Study Guide, BIS 2B, general biology, UC Davis General Biology, Dr. Schwartz
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This 5 page Study Guide was uploaded by Kayla Dillard on Thursday January 7, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to BIS 2B at University of California - Davis taught by Dr. M. Schwartz in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 163 views. For similar materials see General Biology in Biological Sciences at University of California - Davis.

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Date Created: 01/07/16
Midterm 1 Study Guide Key points of week 1 (1/4/16-1/8/16) What is the difference between ecology and evolution? What is coastal upwelling? What creates it? How does it affect climates? Name the coastal regions. Which climatic region is the most diverse? List 4 causes of species endangerment. 1. 2. 3. 4. What contributes to each of these causes? What can be interpreted from a species area curve? List at least 5 reasons why people should value biological diversity. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. What are morphological species grouped based upon? List 2 reasons why grouping species based only on this can cause problems. 1. 2. What determines climate? 1. 2. What longitude do deserts tend to fall on? Why? (Hint: What is a Hadley cell?) What is an ecological trade off? Give an example. Key points of week 2 (1/11/16-1/15/16) What are the four types of heterotrophs? What does each one consume? 1. 2. 3. 4. What is the difference between specialization and generalization? List multiple ways that organisms can avoid predation and which category (lowering detection, capture, or consumption) they fall under. List and explain some challenges of environmental change. What is the difference between and exotherm and an endotherm? What is the difference between r-selected and k-selected species? What are positives and negatives of defending territories? What is the logistic growth equation and how is it used? Key points of week 3 (1/20—last lecture for midterm 1) What is a population model? Why do we use a population model? Draw a survivorship curve for the data: Age Class Number Surviving x 0 100 1.0 1 90 0.9 2 80 0.8 3 50 0.5 4 40 0.4 5 30 0.3 6 10 0.1 7 0 0 Draw your survivorship curve here: What does this survivorship curve tell us? What other value is needed to calculate the net reproductive rate? What does it mean when the reproductive rate value is greater than, less than, and equal to 1? What does the reproductive value tell us? (In regards to each age group)


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