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Class Notes for GEOG 3P85 at Brock University

Ecology of a Changing Planet

GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Multiple Drug Resistance, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever, Influenza A Virus Subtype H7N7

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 4: Re-emering diseases and Solutions Re-emerging diseases • Geographical spread: travel of human hosts or vectors (e.g., airline spread of SARS, spread of HIV/AIDS along drug-traffic and trucking route...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Stability Theory, Clearwater Lakes, Fitness Function

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 8: Disturbance Regimes, Equilibrium and effects Directional selection: Human disturbance acts on fitness & selects for a trait Before disturbance: Population is well adapted (fitness is high) when phen...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Bottom Trawling, Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Habitat Fragmentation

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 9: Waking the Sleepwalkers Aquatic habitat loss • bottom trawling scrapes substrate off, reef removal • processing plants waste buries egg-laying area • turbidity and shading • removal of mangro...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Pseudogymnoascus Destructans, Argentine Hemorrhagic Fever

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 3: Population and increasing disease Human popn. growth and disease: More people than ever live in squalor and in cities: Millions lack clean water and sanitation. Old diseases are re-emerging, others u...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture 10: Science Makes Things Worse

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 10: Science Makes Things Worse Science typically lies at the center of the debate, where those who advocate some line of action are likely to claim a scientific justification for their position, while t...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Low-Carbon Economy, Water Cycle, Ice Core

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 5: Humans are modifiers Vitousek et al., 1997 • “The rates, scale, kinds, and combinations of changes occurring now are fundamentally different from those at any other time in history; we are chan...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Ocean Acidification, Nutrient Pollution

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 7: Ecosystems transformed Farming, fishing, business alter: • Biogeochemical cycles • Species removal/addition • Global climate change • Genetics • Human culture, society, perception and Ethic...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Radiative Forcing, Sodium Chloride, Ecosystem Services

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 6: Chemical Human Produces Nitrogen • Unreactive N is N2 (79% of earth’s atmosphere) • Reactive N (Nr is all biol, chem & physically active N compounds in atmos. & biosphere • N is a limiting fact...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: United Nations Population Fund, Millennium Development Goals, Jacques Cousteau

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 1: The Human Population Main topics covered in this long slide set: • The human population as an environmental concern, • Demographic transition model, • Popn. pyramids, • Canada’s aging popn., ...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy
GEOG 3P85 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: National Audubon Society, David Lunan, Millennium Development Goals

GEOG 3P85 Lecture 2: The Human Population problems Main topics covered in this long slide set: • UN Millennium Development goals, • Gender issues, • National popn. planning efforts, • Infanticide Winston Church...

Geography
GEOG 3P85
Dan Mc Carthy

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