Flashcards in Biodiversity and Classification Deck (8)
BIodiversity is important because...
Anthropogenic: related to actual human use (economically useful)
Intrinsic: Related to human emotion (what emotions cause us to preserve environment? Guilt, animal rights. etc)
act of grouping information or objects based on similarities.
is the SCIENCE of grouping and naming organisms
first started classifying things. He called the groups genera and grouped genera into kingdoms. Categories are called taxa.
(Do) Kids prefer cheese over fried green spinach?
genus name is capitalized and species name is in italics (or underlined if handwritten) Ex. Felis concolor
Put very simply, he proposed that organisms produce excess
offspring which then compete for resources. The offspring with the
best inherited adaptations survive to reproduce, and so populations
gradually change to suit their environments.
If two sub-populations are exposed to different environments, they
will gradually come to differ from each other. Given long enough, in
a variable environment, ancestral populations will give rise to two (or
more) quite different descendant populations.