Question Set 1_ENVI Essay

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ENVS 105 Question Set Section #1 Fall 2014
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1) Based on the graphic above, which two of the animals listed on the top line would be most closely related to each other?Grizzly Bear and Black Bear

2) Based on the graphic
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It protects ecological relations by focusing on entire ecosystems, and it protects genetic diversity by prioritizing endemic species.
f) Explain the “resource-allocation analysis” approach to prioritizing species for conservation.
Resource-allocation is a process that goes well beyond the selection of hotspots, allowing decision makers to weigh costs, benefits and the likelihood of success as they decide among different conservation tactics.

6) Explain how a species place in the Linnaeun Classification system can be used to determine its evolutionary relationship to other species? Use the species of the order Pilosa to illustrate your explanation. The classification of species in this order can be found at Go to this website, on the right side click on the link “see all” right of “Classification”, find the IUCN Red List classification and click on “view in classification”.
In the Linnaean classification system, all organisms are placed in a ranked hierarchy. His system was one of small groups building into larger ones. The current groupings of organisms from largest to smallest are kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species
Order: Pilosa
Family: Bradypodidae
Genus: Bradypus
Species: Bradypus pyqmaeus

7) Explain why temperatures on average become cooler and seasonality becomes greater as one moves from the equator toward the poles (use a diagram of the orbit of the earth

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