• Darwin 2 Natural Selection
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    Natural Selection Charles Darwin came up with the theory of evolution to explain the diversity, complexity, and origin of life. According to Darwin evolution takes place via Natural selection. Natural selection can explain diversity with in species, but I have yet to see anything that could make me believe that natural selection can create new species, or the origin of life. Natural selection is a natural process in which animals better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce mo...
  • The Effects Of Foreign Species Introduction On An Ecosystem
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    The Effects of Foreign Species Introduction On An Ecosystem The effects of foreign species introduction into an ecosystem are very profound. From small microorganisms to species of large mammals, many foreign species introduction s occur every day. New implications of their introduction are found just as often. When a foreign species is introduced into an ecosystem, often the ecosystem contains no natural predators for the new species. This lack of predators sometimes leads to; in conjunction wi...
  • Causes Of Endangered Species
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    CAUSES OF ENDANGERED SPECIES The term endangered is used by international and national organizations to define plants and animals currently in danger of becoming extinct. Although the term endangered is universally used, the definition of an endangered species is greatly varied. In most cases, the factors causing an organism to become endangered are human- related. When discussing the causes of endangered species, it is important to understand that individual species are not the only factors inv...
  • Endangered Species Extinction Food Animals
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    Endangered species are living things whose population is so reduced that they are threatened with extinction. Thousands of species are included in this category. The International Union for the Conservation of nature and Natural Resources publishes a list of threatened mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and (many people dont consider them) plants. CAUSES OF EXTINCTION Millions of years before humans, extinction of living things was linked to geological and climate, the effects of which were t...
  • Biological Species Concept Bsc Definition Groups
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    Biological Species Concept (BSC) What are biological species? At first glance, this seems like an easy question to answer. Homo sapiens is a species, and so is Canis familiaris (dog). Many species can be easily distinguished. When we turn to the technical literature on species, the nature of species becomes much less clear. Biologists offer a dozen definitions of the term 'species'. These definitions are not fringe accounts of species but prominent definitions in the current biological literatur...
  • Introduced Species Large Vegetation Extinct
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    GEOGRAPHY NOTES. Since European settlement between 78 & 100 plant species have become are extinct. 150-200 under threat... GENETIC DIVERSITY - safeguard species diversity. Large range of genetic forms within each species. Genetic variations... Extinct- disappearance of species after thorough searching (some extinction is natural). At risk- in danger of becoming extinct. Endangered- close to extinction in the wild unless something is done the species could disappear altogether. Vulnerable- The s...
  • Trophic Level Species Energy Community
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    Factors of Community: 1. Interactions between the climate and topography a. "Rainfall, soil, temperature"2. The food and resources that grow 3. Other specific resources necessary for a species to survive and adapt to. (Ecological niche) 4. Species interaction 5. Physical disturbances, addition / removal of certain species-These factors determine population sizes of an ecosystem. -Conditions of arctic regions don't allow many animals to live there due to the low temperature. Niches: (all relatio...
  • Goldenrod Species Solidago Flowers
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    Goldenrod is common name for certain related plants of the composite family. The Canada goldenrod is really Solidago canadensis. They are typical autumn flowers of the United States that grow in a great variety of habitats: woods, meadows, hills, and rocky ground. For many years goldenrod was considered a major cause of hay fever, but experiments with goldenrod pollen have indicated that it is virtually harmless. It is so heavy that certain types of bugs actually have to lift it out. It is the s...
  • What Is Biodiversity Human Action
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    Biodiversity is the measure of variety of the Earth's animal, plant and microbial species; of genetic differences within species and of the ecosystems that support those species. The term first came to public attention in 1992 at the Rio Earth Summit at which a convention for the preservation for the maintenance of biodiversity was signed by over 100 world leaders [excluding the USA as they feared it would undermine the patents and licences of US biotechnology companies] The maintenance of biodi...
  • Endangered Species Plants And Animals
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    Endangerment is a broad issue, one that involves the animals as well as the environments where they live and interact with one another. In order to solve or even slightly elevate this problem, every aspect must be studied. So exactly what could cause the endangerment of animals? There are several factors of which only a few will be discussed. One of the main aspects is that of habitat destruction. Of course our planet is continually changing, causing habitats to be altered and modified, but thes...
  • Trophic Level Species Organisms Food
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    Autotrophs- organisms that are able to synthesize food by sun energy or stored energy. Plants are autotrophs that we see everyday. Heterotroph- organisms un albe to make their own food. Humans are hetertrophs. Ecology- Scientific study on interactions between organisms and their environment. Ecologists study dolphins and their interactions in the water. Symbiosis- Permanent close association between 2 or more organisms of different species. My friend s new dog made friends with his current dog,...
  • Cloning Endangered Species
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    This article, "Cloning Noah's Ark," is about the cloning of endangered species to prevent some animals from disappearing from the planet. The three authors of this article were Robert P. Lanza, Betsy L. Dresser and PhilipDamiani. According to Scientific American, they all share an interest in reproductive biology and animals. Lanza, the vice president of medical and scientific development at Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) in Worcester, Massachusetts, founded the South Meadow Pond and Wildlife A...
  • Variation Under Nature Species One Chapter
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    Differences within a species are indistinguishable at first, but gradually may develop into variety that can restrict one group', range or ability to get food or escape predators... Thus, "varieties tend to become converted into new and distinct species... and throughout nature the forms of life which are now dominant tend to become still more dominant by leaving any modified and dominant descendants." Chapter III: Struggle for Existence .".. When a plant or animal is placed in a new country amo...
  • Endangered Species Animals Extinct Insects
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    Abstract: For Endangered Species I am doing my project on endangered species. In the world there are a lot of endangered species for example: birds, insects, tigers, whales and many more. I have learned many things from this project on how the animals get endangered and ways how to help these animals. I learned that we should recycle because the more trees that we cut down the more homes for animals we demolish. We should all stop hunting animals for pleasure and just watch them have fun for ple...
  • Endangered Species Of South America
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    Endangered Species of South America Endangered species are plant and animal species that are in danger of extinction, the dying off of all individuals of a species. Over 19, 000 plant species and 5000 animal species around the globe are classified as endangered, and many thousands more become extinct each year before biologists can identify them (Microsoft 1). The primary cause of species extinction or endangerment are habitat destruction, commercial exploitation, damage caused by non-native pla...
  • The Bald Eagle As An Endangered Species
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    The bald eagle is the most well known endangered species because it is the nation's symbol. It is suppose to stand for freedom and the American way, but if we allow the bald eagle to become extinct how can we let something that doesn't exist anymore stand for freedom and the American way. Being the symbol of the nation, the bald eagle was put on the endangered species list faster than most species. When the bald eagle reached its low point in the 1960's (400 pairs), it was put on the endangered ...
  • Niche Partitioning Through Analysis Of Web Or Bing Spiders
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    Introduction A niche is defined as the role of an organism in an ecological community. The goal of this experiment was to investigate six genuses of spiders and how they have developed niche partitioning in order to survive in their community. This was done by observing and collecting data in regards to how each spider specialized in web structure, specifically radius, area, number of rows and mesh style. Further, web placement, specifically height; and orientation, specifically, whether it was ...
  • Greenhouse Gas Methane Species Plants
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    Grasslands emit greenhouse gas 20 August 2008 Chinese researchers have found further evidence that plants emit significant quantities of methane - a potent greenhouse gas. But the latest findings also show that methane emissions depend not just on the species of plant, but the conditions in which they are growing. Frank Keppler, from the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany, first claimed in January 2006 that the world's plants, previously seen as a greenhouse gas sink t...
  • Life Science And The Law
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    One issue that has been a controversy is the preservation of endangered species. Ever since the 1960's, scientists have been fighting for laws and acts to protect animals and plants in keeping them in good health and their populations high in numbers. The problem is animals and plants are having trouble surviving in today's world which leads them to be classified as endangered or threatened. Endangered, meaning animals or plants with little population that the species could soon become extinct a...
  • Darwin Beagles Biology South American
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    Biology came of age on November 24, 1859, the day Charles Darwin published On The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection. His book presented the first convincing case for evolution and led the way in the emergence of biology from a bewildering chaos of facts into a cohesive science. In biology, evolution refers to all the changes that have transformed life on Earth from its earliest beginnings to the seemingly infinite diversity that characterizes it today. Darwin addressed the sweeping...