BLS Biodiversity: Its Conservation and Future  3

Today, species extinctions are occurring at an unprecedented rate. People in
developed countries are concerned with this loss. Solving this problem requires
knowledge of what determines biodiversity, how it is being threatened, and how
its loss can be countered. (Sp)

* Syllabus*

Instructor Chris Luecke 7-2463, NR 210, chris.luecke@gmail.com

Powerpoints:

Lithosphere

Plate Tectonics

Atmosphere

Hydrosphere

Ecosphere

Precambrian

Phanerozoic

World Population

Terrestrial Veg

Chap10 Land-water

Aquatic Resources and Fish

Ch 12 - Atmosphere Changes

Ch 12 II - Climate Change

Ch 13

Ch 13 part 2

Ozone Hole

Last Lecture

PDF Files of Powerpoints:

Lithosphere

Plate Tectonics

Atmosphere

Hydrosphere

Ecosphere

Precambrian

Precambrian Timeline - NEW!

Phanerozoic

Phanerozoic Eon Graph - NEW!

World Population

Terrestrial Veg

Ch 12 - Atmosphere Changes

Ch 13

Ozone Hole

Current Events:

Three Gorges Dam

Global Sustainability Network

Arctic Sea Ice Melts NY Times

Ocean Acidification

Science News Global Cooling

Is our taste for Sunday roast killing the planet?

Palua coral savers group reiterates interest to share expertise in culturing coral reefs

Economist  Engineering Solutions

Using Nature as a Design Guide

Mongabay - Extinction

Population and sustainability

A New Measure of Well-Being - New York Times

World to "fail" on nature target

The Sixth Extinction

Dead Zones

Tropical farms 'aid biodiversity'

Fertilizing the Oceans 

Pleistocene Megafauna Extinctions

Humans Blamed for Climate Change

Marine Life Faces Acid Threat

Mussels Lose Out as Carbon Dioxide Changes Ocean

Scientists urge caution on global warming

GHG Data 2006

Short Writing Assignments

Suggestions for Writing Assignments

Webb Reading

New Coho Salmon

 

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