LEC ON ISLAND GEOGRAPHY

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Department
Biological Sciences
Course
BIOC61H3
Professor
Robin Marushia
Semester
Fall

Description
Lecture on island geographyBiography scientist and author Currently working Jared Diamond born September 10 1937 is an American as Professor of Geography and Physiology at UCLA He is also known for the awardwinning The Third Chimpanzee Guns Germs and Steel and Collapse How Societies Choose to booksFail or SucceedBorn in Boston Massachusetts to a Bessarabian Jewish family he attended the Roxbury Latinearning his AB from Harvard College in 1958 and his PhD in physiology and membrane Schoolbiophysics from the University of Cambridge in 1961 He then returned to Harvard as a Junior Fellow until 1965 and became Professor of Physiology at UCLA Medical School in 1968 While in his twenties undertook research projects in the ornithology of New Guinea and nearby islands In environmental history and became Professor of his fifties Diamond developed another career in Geography at UCLA He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1999 and an honorary Westfield State University in 2009doctorate by Necessity of this paperBackground y Two types of changes faced by the natural habitats and the distributional areas of many spieceso Shrinkage of total area of natural habitats
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