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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Exponential Growth
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Lecture 16: Population Growth Part 2 Geometric Growth o Applied to a population with discrete reproductive periods o Geometric growth equation N =t 0an be written N(t) = N(0) (as in t...

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ZOL 355
P.Ostrom
ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Logistic Function, Exponential Growth, Loggerhead Sea Turtle
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Lecture 17: Population Ecology, Logistic Growth Brief Review: Exponential & Geometric Growth Equations for Estimating Population Size (N) and Growth Rate (r or ) Assumptions of the exponential growth ...

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ZOL 365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Greater Wing Of Sphenoid Bone, Tympanic Part Of The Temporal Bone, Mustelidae
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LABORATORY 8 CARNIVORA Know the taxonomic terms in bold type. For laboratory, be able to identify the key characteristics present in the available specimens. Other characters will be useful to know for lecture. ...

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ZOL 365 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Bovidae, Odd-Toed Ungulate, Mating System
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Evolution of ungulates Both orders are ungulates (hoofed mammals) o Parallel evolutionary change o Origin rougly 55 mya o Small body size o Diet of fruits seeds and leaves o Forest dwelling Order perissodactyla o 17 sp o O...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Doubling Time, Exponential Growth
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Lecture 15: Population Structure & Growth Introduction o Why study populations Key to saving endangered species Helps us control pests Managing fish and game ...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Electron Acceptor, Oxaloacetic Acid, Methanogenesis
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Physiological Ecology Physiological ecology o Biophysical and biochemical mechanisms that individual organisms use in coping with environmental factors Respiration in anaerobic environments o The importance of electron tra...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Calcium Carbonate, Ocean Acidification, Carbon Sink
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Atmospheric CO and the2Carbon Cycle Temporal variation in atmospheric CO and 2ts significance o Atmospheric CO2 over the past 0.5 million years o Annual temperature anomaly: 1884 to 2014 Annual temperature anomaly since 18...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Biome, Hypolimnion, Thermocline
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Lakes Ecosystems Earths water reservoirs Biome concept not appropriate for aquatic environments Overview of earths aqueous reservoirs Oceans Freshwater o Lakes have the majority of drinking freshwater...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Nitrogen Fixation, Limiting Factor, Autotroph
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Nitrogen Cycling Background Importance Nucleotide bases o Important component of proteins o Base of DNA o A limiting nutrient and cont...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Bicarbonate, Radiography, Photosynthetically Active Radiation
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Meeting the Physiological Needs of Plants Meeting requirements for photosynthesis: CO 2 o Entry of CO i2to the cell Water loss where CO ent2rs the cell Up to 500g per every g of car...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Heat Transfer, Ocean Current, Energy
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The Role of Oceans in Heat Transfer Ocean circulation and climate o A need for heat redistribution At tropics more radient energy is absorbed than admitted There i...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Ocean Current, Heat Transfer, Energy
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The Role of Oceans in Heat Transfer Ocean circulation and climate o A need for heat redistribution At tropics more radient energy is absorbed than admitted There i...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Heterotroph, Satellite Imagery, Chlorophyll
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Measuring Primary Production Review o NPP = total C fixed into sugars minus that used in respiration (R) o GPP = total C flowing through the system (C that becomes organic matter + ...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Heterotroph, Water Cycle, Columbia Records
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Primary Production Importance of primary production o Base of food web Changed composition of atmosphere o What specifically caused the increase in O at ~3002mya? Relationship between ...

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ZOL 355 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Mérida, Yucatán, Polar Desert, Mcmurdo Dry Valleys
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Global Barometric Pressure Low pressure o Air rising from surface creates low pressure o Low pressure is associated with high precipitation and cloud cover o Wet biomes are associated with global pr...

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