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CONS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Planetary Boundaries, Global Variable, Genetic Diversity
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CONS 101 LEC 1 HIHD (historical index of human development) = life expectancy + literacy + GDP: Life expectancy is increasing Literacy is more common Height is increasing in men => better nutrition from diets Peer reviewed...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Vertical Farming, Polyculture, Urban Agriculture
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CONS 101 LEC 9 Reasons we should care about agriculture 1. Land use (13 of land on earth) 2. Climate change 3. Water usage It is the primary driver of many environmental issues: Contributes 20 of greenhouse gasses Uses of ...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Fallow Deer, Herding, Songbird
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CONS 101 LEC 7 Density The measure of the number of organisms that are present in a defined area Ex. 10 deerkm^2 = in a 1 km x 1 km there are 10 deer Effects of Deer Density on Ecosystems and Their Quality of Life In ecosy...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Jasper National Park, Photogrammetry, Positive Feedback
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CONS 101 LEC 6 Ice ages are triggered by the changes in the Earths orbits Abrupt changes are due to: o The Milinkovic cycles o Positive feedback from albedo Learning outcomes: Describe how the landscapes of Jasper National...

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CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 5: CONS 101 - LEC 5: UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS 101 LEC 5 Climate Change Midterm Sample Qs: 1. What process provide resilience to this system when P is added? A. Sediments release P when O2 levels are low B. SedimentsreleasePwhenO2 levels are high C. SedimentsbindP...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 8: CONS 101 - LEC 8 : UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS 101 LEC 8 Shifting Baselines Change in a system is measured against past reference points, which may be different than what was actually used at an earlier time period, due to what can be observed in 1 lifetime and th...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 2: CONS 101 – LEC 2: UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS 101 LEC 2 Midterm Exam Sample Qs 1. Which of the following would be considered peer reviewed literature? A. An article in a scientist journal where the author asked a peer (fellow expert) to review their paper and mak...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Ecosystem Ecology, Ecosystem Diversity, Population Ecology
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CONS 101 NOV. 13 Cons biology: A goal-oriented science understanding the causes of loss of biodiversity Understanding the functions of systems is required before fixing them Involves measuring the biodiversity of an ecosys...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Mountain Pine Beetle, Pinus Contorta, Wicked Problem
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CONS 101 LEC 9 Challenges to Prescribed Burning Public safety and health Liability for infrastructure in park and neighbours surrounding the park Public perception of forest fires and charred landscapes A new threat: Mount...

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CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 4: CONS 101 – LEC 4: UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS 101 LEC 4 Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation

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CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Energy Returned On Energy Invested, Nuclear Fusion, Solar Wind
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CONS 101 LEC 13 *SEE OCT 30 TH SLIDES Fossil fuels 87 of global use Laws of thermodynamics 1. Energy can neither be used or destroyed 2. Entropy in the universe is always increasing Primary energy sources 1. Solar wind, bi...

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CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 3: CONS101 – LEC 3: UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS101 LEC 3 Midterm Sample Qs: 1. Which of the following is NOT a good indicator to mark the beginning of the Anthropocene? A. Atmospheric CO2 levels B. Plastics C. Concrete D. Chicken bones E. Nitrogen and Phosphorous l...

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CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 10: CONS 101 NOV 19: UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS 101 NOV 19 In a perfect world, parks would be rationally distributed to protect: Biodiversity hotspots Endangered species (umbrella, keystone) Representative area of all ecosystem types Evolution of national parks man...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 11: CONS 101 lec 11: UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS 101 LEC 11 Pollinators 800 bee species in N.A. Pollination = The act of transferring pollen grains from male anther to the female stigma Pollinator = the vector that moves pollen, could be wind, water, birds, insects,...

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CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
CONS 101 Lecture 12: CONS 101 LEC 12: UBC INTRO TO CONSERVATION
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CONS 101 LEC 12 What are 3 broad approaches for meeting global food needs? 1. Better management o Reduce food waste o Go organic 2. Increase food supply o sustainable intensification (reduce N, P where pollution is a probl...

Natural Resources Conservation
CONS 101
Jeanine Rhemtulla
Organizational Behavior - Reference Guides

The systematic study of individual and group behavior within organizational structures is outlined in this coordinated Guide. Theories of leadership and individual behavior are related to the foundations of group behavior ...

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