Zoology Papers

  • The Effects Of Fire On Wildlife

    2278 words, 10 pages

    Abstract Fire is an important part of many ecosystems and helps maintain the condition of habitats for wildlife. The effect of fire depends upon many factors, varying from the type of wildlife to their different habitats. Fire affects ungulates through positive, but often, short-lived improvements in diets by allowing ungulates to consume new plant growth (Hobbs and Spowart 1984). Fire mediates species interactions thereby reducing conflict (Coppock and Detling 1986). Birds are often positively benefited (Bock and Bock 1983) or unaffected by fire (Emlen 1970, Breininge

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    Plants

    1630 words, 7 pages

    Plants Charophytes: Charophytes are a division of green algae and they are the closest relatives to plants. Chloroplasts in the algae conduct photosynthesis so that the plant may receive energy to survive. They are also the most diverse type of algae there is about 7000 identified species. They reproduce by fission and they are multicellular orginisums. 1) Haptophyte: They are also multicellular organisms and they also have tow unequal flagella. The best-known haptophytes are coccolithophores, which have an exoskeleton of calcareous plates called coccoliths. Coccolithophores are some of

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    Cangrejos

    2178 words, 9 pages

    INTRODUCCIÓN A continuación se desarrolla el siguiente trabajo sobre los Cangrejos, nombre común de cualquier artrópodo perteneciente a dos grupos o infraórdenes de crustáceos: los cangrejos ermitaños y afines (unas 1.400 especies) y los verdaderos cangrejos (unas 4.500 especies). Estos dos grupos distintos tienen un cuerpo similar, caracterizado por la reducción del abdomen y el ensanchamiento y aumento de tamaño de la parte anterior (delantera) del cuerpo. Aunque lo más frecuente es que vivan en los fondos marinos, también existen cangrejos de agua dulce, y algunos

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    Animal Report

    1886 words, 8 pages

    Content Page 1 Content 2 Introduction 3 General description 4 Distribution 5 Habitats 6. Threats of Survival 7 Human Intervention 8 Conclusion 9 Reference List Australian Studies Research Report – Australia’s Endangered/ Vulnerable Animals TASMANIAN DEV

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    Salmon

    1096 words, 5 pages

    Nipapon (Nadine) Wuttisawat English 99: 12:00 - 01:00 pm. Instructor: Leslie Michael Due date: 02-15-2014 Essay: #5 Wild Salmon and the farmed Salmon Salmon are various species of medium-sized, fusiform (a vertically compressed, torpedo shape) fish with small scales. Their fins are arranged like those of most freshwater fish. On the underside are two pectoral fins, a pair of pelvic fins, an anal fin, and a caudal (or tail) fin. On the back are a dorsal fin and a smaller adipose fin located in front of the tail. The mouth is wide and has numerous strong

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    Pronghorn Antelope Research Paper

    997 words, 4 pages

    The Pronghorn Antelope, scientifically known as the Antilocapra americana, isn’t related to the well known African antelope. This antelope is hoofed which makes it similar to a goat. Its most prominent features are their horns. The males, like deer, have larger horns which grow straight up then curve at the ends. As for the females, their horns are relatively short. Pronghorns are “ reddish-brown” in color but, their stomachs,faces,and rumps are pale white. When in fear, the pronghorns raise their rumps which shows a white “warning patch”. ( "Pronghorn." National Wildlife Federation) Another

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    Ecosystem

    1007 words, 5 pages

    Ecosystem can defined as complex of living organisms, their physical environment and all their interrelationships in a particular unit of space. Importance of ecosystem can be explained in term of being a major source of innumerable and invaluable services to drive the processes that sustain the global economy and survival of human life. The diversity of ecosystem is dependent on the physical characteristics of the environment, the diversity of species present and the interactions that the species have with each other and with the environment. Isle Royale is an island

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    Pokemon

    1007 words, 5 pages

    Pokémon are creatures that come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. Some live in oceans, others in caves, old towers, rivers, or tall grass...There are [at least] 150 different species of Pokémon. Within each species are tons of individual Pokémon. Some Pokémon are very common... Other Pokémon...are so rare there's only one of them in the whole world... Pokémon live untamed and untrained in the wild...your mission is to go on a Pokémon journey collecting individuals from each of the 150 species of Pokémon. Then you can teach them how to grow into the best Pokémon t

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    Polar Bear Essay

    1011 words, 5 pages

    Abstract Polar bears are the most effected by global warming. Sadly, global warming is reducing the population of polar bears. The rising temperature is causing the ice to melt. They are many ways the polar bears are getting affected by the ice melting like polar bears cant find food anymore, they cant rest anymore, and they are droning while looking for ice. I have got my information from using the government endangered species list. Polar bears are likely to go extinct not threatened. Geological survey predict that 2/3 of the world’s bears will disappear in the next

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    Ocean Resource Revitalization Plan

    1181 words, 5 pages

    Michael J. Tomperi Axia College University Of Phoenix The problem indicated in the video is that there is fear that the population of larger game fish in the ocean is decreased to such a low level that something needs to be done to save the various species being fished before they become extinct. The issue originated through the over-fishing of some species of fish like Tuna and Salmon by the fishing industry. With the demand for certain fish at an all time high, and the price of these fish at very high rates the people doing the fishing can’t afford not to keep catching them if they want

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    Conservation

    1252 words, 6 pages

    Conservations main aim is to protect, preserve and maintain certain species and habitats. It is necessary due to the constant changes that are occurring within ecosystems, mainly due to human activity (deforestation, hunting, overfishing, pollution, ect). There are many other reasons why conservation of ecosystems is important, this essay will discuss these factors as well as the methods of conservation. It will also include a case study about deforestation in third world countries and consider the positive and negative implications of these projects. Conservation is

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    Awaken From Apathy

    1255 words, 6 pages

    Imagine if we were to compare the population of the world to 100 people in a room. Now, let us further imagine that the $100.34 trillion of world wealth were to be allegorically represented by $100.34. If we were to distribute that money to the 100 people in the room in the same manner in which the wealth is currently distributed on Earth, we would have one person in the room with $34.60, 19 people with $2.66 each, and the other 80 people would each have $.19. This analogy is an accurate representation of the current distribution of wealth on this planet; less than 1% o

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    Informative Speech

    1256 words, 6 pages

    Kouassi Cedric-Arnaud Dr. A. Walker SPCH 1101 September 27th, 2012 Informative speech Animal communication We may start in saying that communication is such a big word to talk about language. What can we infer by language? Language is the set of all ways, as many as they are that allows the transmission of a message from a point A to a point B. It is in this context that we may introduce the fact that also animals know some things about how it is possible to communicate to each other. It is possible to categorize and understand the three ways animals communicate i

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    Ecology- The Scientific Study Of The Interactions Between Organisms And The Environment

    1255 words, 6 pages

    Ranges from single organisms to the globe Climate- The long term, prevailing weather conditions in a given area 4 important factors of climate: temperature, precipitation, sunlight and wind Macroclimate- patterns on the global, regional and landscape level Microclimate- Very fine, localized patterns such as those encountered by the community of organisms that live in the microhabitat such as beneath a fallen log Things that affect climate: seasonality, bodies of water, and mountains Abiotic- Nonliving factors ( temperature, light, water and nutrients) Biotic- Living factors (other orga

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    Rhynchocyon Udzungwensis Compared To Rhynchocyon Cirnei Reichardi

    1495 words, 6 pages

    Evolutionary history and uniqueness of Rhynchocyon udzungwensis compared to Rhynchocyon cirnei reichardi Abstract Rhynchocyon udzungwensis is a recently found, poorly understood sengi lives in the forest of Southern Tanzania. They live closely to Rhynchocyon cirnei reichardi, which was found over 100 years ago. The scientists used genetic analysis to see the molecular genetic relationship between these two species. They also found out the changing climate also resulting in the shift of their evolutionary history. The results imply that introgression has occurred b

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    Marker Enzyme Assay

    1505 words, 7 pages

    Transect and Quadrant Sampling Introduction Ecological methods are used to obtain and sample different data, two of which, the capture-based method and the plot-based method, are relevant to quantify the abundance of different organisms in an area (SDSU, 1993). Capture-based method is the type of sampling used for mobile and elusive species wherein organisms are marked, captured, and released. Plot-based method makes use of ecological tools such as transects and quadrats wherein individuals are counted in a known area. The census of plant and animal populations i

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    Polar Bears And One Of World’s Harshest Environments

    1523 words, 7 pages

    Polar Bears are one the few animals that can survive in the one of world’s harshest environments. This significant animal is a vital source to understanding what is occurring in the arctic. The intensive research of polar bears offered awareness to earth’s major problems that we are concerned about today. These problems are putting polar bears at risk and their population is slowly decreasing. Although they are not at high risk, environmental problems and humans put polar bears on the endangered species list because of the effects of global warming, pollution, and h

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    Global Warming Effects On Arctic Ecosystems

    1716 words, 7 pages

    One of the main reasons for this is that the Arctic is expected to experience the most dramatic changes and at the same time undergo more rapid warming than any other biome on earth. Compared to other biomes, the Arctic is perceived as being relatively constant over time and is considered to have little resistance to climate change. For this reason the Arctic is particularly vulnerable to the relatively rapid, major climate changes that are being observed on earth today. The Arctic, showing the minimum extent of sea ice in 1979 and in 2005. This reduction has accelerated in recent years. In S

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    The Dangers Of Owning Exotic Animals As Pets

    1776 words, 8 pages

    On the evening of Tuesday October 18, 2011 in Zanesville, Ohio over 49 wild and exotic animals including 18 Bengal tigers were shot and killed, after their owner opened all the cages and then took his own life (Caron, 2011). People have had an attraction to owning wild animals for decades, and the amount of injuries that have resulted from trying to coexist in a mutual environment with them is startling (The Humane Society of the United States, 2012). Understanding what the attraction is in owning wild animals may prevent these animals from being mistreated and becoming a danger to themselves

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    Animal Rights

    1778 words, 8 pages

    Peter Singer’s “All Animals Are Equal” begins by relating his work to those of feminist writer, Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Wollstonecraft is renowned for her publication of Vindication of the Rights of Women. In the Vindication of the Rights of Women, Wollstonecraft defends women’s rights, which were later rebutted by an anonymous publication, A Vindication of the Rights of Brutes. This begun Peter Signer’s thinking, that if these arguments were over the rights of women, then why not the same for animals. Singer then explains his case for animals by paralleling it to the case for equalit

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    Should Endangered Species Act Be Strengthened

    1788 words, 8 pages

    The most powerful of all environmental protection laws, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), is under fire from two directions. No one seems to be happy with it, on one side scientists and activists say it fails to protect hundreds of species that may be headed for extinction because of lack of funding or political support. Property rights advocates say the law unfairly harms farmers, ranchers, and developers who have on their land what some deride as an inconsequential bug or weed. Others say that local governments should have more control. Some species have done very well, since the law was ena

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    Evolution Of The Bengal Tiger

    2480 words, 10 pages

    Bengal Tiger - Evolution The Evolution of the Bengal Tiger The Bengal Tiger (Panthera Tigris Tigris) is one of the most endangered species in the world. Will this century mark the end of the most common sub species of the tiger? Three of the eight modern subspecies have already been officially declared exstinct. Has this species reached the final step in its evolution already? Or is there more? It is thought that tigers have originated in East Asia which would nowadays be north China. Apparently two major migrations took place. Tigers spread south into southern Asia crossing

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