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Diversity

(Science: ecology) The number and variety of species present in an area and their spatial distribution.


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The influence of area on the number of species

... and so you keep 50% of the species. Like I say it is just a general rule so it's not always correct. For real life examples, if you look at the diversity on oceanic islands, such as the Hawaii or the Pacific islands, they are still very diverse and have high concentrations of species in small ...

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by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:12 am
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: The influence of area on the number of species
Replies: 7
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Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... populations, according to an international team of researchers. The findings suggest that human migrations may have affected genetic diversity and that a population "bottleneck" may have been involved in the original settlement of Europe I wasn't suggesting that skin color ...

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by wildfunguy
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269827

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... populations, according to an international team of researchers. The findings suggest that human migrations may have affected genetic diversity and that a population "bottleneck" may have been involved in the original settlement of Europe http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080220-dna-evolution.html

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by Seth90210
Fri May 23, 2014 4:23 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)
Replies: 72
Views: 269827

Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution

... accept Darwinian natural selection as an established scientific fact and a logical and beautiful explanation of the majestic evolution and diversity of life. Although not a biologist, I have read much on evolution, including Dawkins' excellent book 'The Greatest Show on Earth' and have ...

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by valetudo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 11:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Neo-Orthogenesis and Neo-Darwinian evolution
Replies: 0
Views: 1877

Re: Are predators always smarter than their prey?

... determines the knowledge they learned. Found some more info about this subject at http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-diversity-of-behavior-15129167 Animal behavior is also influenced by physiological mechanisms. Chemicals known as corticosteroids often become elevated ...

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by Gannet
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:43 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 14
Views: 9474
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