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this covers chapter one and the start of classes. after this set of notes there will just be study guides and flash card :D
Biodiversity and conservation of animals
Jaime Lee Baxter-Slye
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Date Created: 09/01/16
Biodiversity and conversvation of plants and animals  UNT Week 1  Syllabus notes o Biogeography is a better name for the class  o Get the book (4th edition) o Find the zen in things around you focus on nature   Notes  o Biogeography  The way animals are spread across the globe o John Steinbeck beck and Ed ricketts   Worked as specimen collectors and go to the sea of Cortez. Writes 2  books the The sea of Cortez and the Log from the sea of Cortez o Different types of trees around campus  Gino   Oak   White   But   Live   Coast   Mulberry  Southern wax  Crepe  Pine   Mesquite  Elm   Chinese   American   Holly   Pecan   Hibiscus   Cherry o Chapter 1   Biogeography (test question)  The study of distributions of organisms   Patterns of geographic variation   Includes a scale from molecular (genes) to  communities to  ecosystems   Anthropogenic (test question)  Caused by humans  Can be good or bad   Biotic factors  Living components of an ecosystem   Abiotic factors   Nonliving components of an ecosystem   Abundance   How many you are   Basic tool of biogeography   Global looking using models with collected environmental  parameters to estimate or predict geographical distribution   Environmental parameters   Trophic levels   Ambient temperature   Salinity   Precipitation   Death   Water flow   Humidity   Ecological model   Data   Hypothesis   Statistics   Bioinformatics   Subdisciplines of biogeography   Taxonomy   How things are classified   Geographic information system   Map information to visualize data   Historical biogeography   Why they died   Ecological biogeography   How things are now   Paleontology   Macroecology   Relationships and distribution of taxa and environment  over large geographic scales   Karl popper   1968 conducted by way of alternative falsifiable  hypotheses and testable predictors   New way to looks at the scientific method   Null hypothesis   Alternative hypothesis   Sunlight doesn't make plants grow (test question)   Null   Alternate   Model example   Sloth abundance=+23 tree canopy (m2)+15 precipitation (cm)­5  harpy eagle   +   Positive relationship   ­   Negative relationship   We don't prove anything in science   Uniformitarianism   Hulton 1795 and Lyell 1834  Assumption that all things on earth are happening now   Just like they always have been because they are scientific laws   Ignores human effect   Actuality   Simpson 1970   Processes of speciation, dispersal my and extinction are the same today as always, with varying rates and importance   We are due for ______  Ignores human effect   Evolution definition   Evolution is a change through time   Biology   Descent with modification or change in characteristic over  time   Genetic   Currently defined as changes in allele frequency overtime   Biological evolution   Change in characteristics of a biological population that  occurs over the course of genetics   Changes that take place over time due the inherited DNA   AN INDIVIDUAL DOES NOT EVOLVE   Evolution   A change in allele frequency that result in a change in a  characteristic in a population over generation after  Grenadian that results in speciation via natural selection 


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