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Department
Interdisciplinary Science
Course
ISCI 1001
Professor
John Buschek
Semester
Fall

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ISCI 1001 Nov 14 2013 Number Of Species Archaea: 500 Bacteria: 4,000 Fungi: 72,000 Protist: 80,000 Plants: 270,000 Animals: 1,324,000, 4,680 are vertebrate, 24,900 are fish 963,000 insects 43% beetles Latitudinal Gradient For many species, the number of species (specie richness) in a given area tends to  increase as latitude decreases Bird Species­Arctic Canada/US 30­100 species of birds Costa Rica/Panama­less than 600 As you move towards the equator: more sun, more moisture, constant climate, more  complex habitat, more vegetation, and more resources The bigger the energy gradient between the two places, the greater the likelihood that  structures will form to dissipate the gradient  Two categories of species Generalist: Habitats with variable conditions, tend to get generalists, can deal with  change, can do lots of things, but don't do anything "rea
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