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FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Pioneer Species, Edge Effects, Germination
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Chapter 16 - Biodiversity in a Changing World: How Many Species Are Going Extinct?: ● Biodiversity hotspots: are vulnerable regions of high biological uniqueness. ● Widespread declines of taxa have been attri...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 18: Ecosystem Services
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Chapter 18 - Requiem or Survival: A Question of Societal Will: ● The greatest challenge for conservation is to build societal willingness to invest in conservation actions. ○ Protecting and maint...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 17: Carbon Tax, Kyoto Protocol, Agroforestry
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Chapter 17 - A Matter for Scientists and Society, Conserving Forested Landscapes: IUCN - Basic Classes of Conservation: ● Area-based protection. ● Area-based management. ● Species-centered management. ...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 15: Bioprospecting, Malaria, Drug Discovery
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Chapter 15 - People of the Forest, Livelihoods and Welfare: The Hunger-gather Dilemma, Is there Enough Food?: ● A lot of nutritious wild food is scarce, toxic, unpredictable in supply, demanding to extract,...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 6: Endemism, Dipterocarpaceae, Herbaceous Plant
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Chapter 6 - From the Beginning, Origins and Transformation: The Inevitability of Forests: ● Evolution of the tree growth habitat is a recurring element in Earth’s history. ● Trees repeatedly evolve from non-t...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 13: Nectar, Phenology, Herbivore
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Chapter 13 - Nature’s Society - Life’s Interactions: Herbivory and Plant Responses: ● Plants have evolved a variety of biotic, chemical, mechanical, and phenological means by which to survive herbivores. ...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 8: Endemism, Primary Production, Species Complex
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Chapter 8 - So Many Species, So Many Theories: Elevational Diversity Gradients: ● Altitudinal gradients are relatively analogous to latitudinal gradients. ● Species diversity increases dramatically from polar...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Seed Dispersal, Thrips, Seed Predation
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Chapter 12 - The Blooming Rainforest, How Flowering Plants Reproduce: Flowering: ● ‘Pollination syndromes”: are a combination of associated traits that attract particular pollination groups. Phenology: ...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 10: C4 Carbon Fixation, C3 Carbon Fixation, Photosynthetic Efficiency
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Chapter 10 - Plant Form and Function, What it Takes to Survive: Energy Capture, Light and Shade: ● Light is the main factor explaining variations in plant form and dynamics. ○ Moisture and nutrients als...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4 & 5: Geophagia, Folivore, Frugivore
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Chapter 4 - More than Monkeys, The Vertebrates: New Words to Define: ● Wallace’s Line: separates faunas geographically due to continental movement. ● Brachiation: is the use of large forearms to swing from on...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 2: Vascular Plant, Flowering Plant, Monocotyledon
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Chapter 2 - An Exuberance of Plant Life: New Words to Define: ● Buttressed stems: are large roots that protrude from the sides of shallowly rooted trees. ● Hyphal networks: are the filaments that compo...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 9: Intertropical Convergence Zone, Cation-Exchange Capacity, Volatile Organic Compound
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Chapter 9 - Processes and Cycles: Climate and Weather: ● Equatorial weather is relatively stable, with limited seasonal variation in temperature. ○ Slight shifts occur with solar angle and air movements...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 7: Rhizophoraceae, Igneous Rock, Aerial Root
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Chapter 7 - Many Rainforests, Formations and Ecotones: Forest Types: ● Borneo’s hill forests are the archetype of tropical rainforests. ● Tropical rainforests are classified into multiple schemes addressing c...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 11: Pioneer Species, Krakatoa, Ecology
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Chapter 11 - The Ever Changing Forest, Disturbance and Dynamics: Forest Dynamics: ● Forest dynamics: describe the interaction of physical and biological forces that determine ongoing changes in forest struc...

Forestry
FOR201H1
Sean Thomas
FOR201H1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Polypore, Cyanobacteria, Algae
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Chapter 3 The Great Unseen, Fungi and Microorganisms: New Words to Define: Oomycetes: are a group of devastating plant pathogens. Commensalism: is a symbiotic relationship that provides benefit to one organism and neither...

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FOR201H1
Sean Thomas

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