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introduction to biodiversity

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Department
Biology
Course
BIOL 1070
Professor
Wright& Newmaster
Semester
Fall

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LECTURE 2 – SEPTEMBER 14! What is biodiversity? : - Biodiversity is the variety of genes, species & ecosystems - shaped by billions of years of evolutionary history of life forms interacting with each other and their environment - Altered by human activity with lasting impacts at large scales that are difficult to predict. * Variation = key concept.* Theodosius Bobzhansky: Evolutionary concepts “Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of Evolution” Darwin- “Descent with modification from common ancestors” What do we know?- identifying important info - human impacts - agricultural runoff - invasive species - water temperature fluctuations
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