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by BasicBiology
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomata remain closed at night then respiration
Replies: 4
Views: 15210

Good question..

CO2 can still diffuse out of plant tissue when stomata are closed at night plus plants can reduce their metabolism to reduce the rate of respiration during the night.
by BasicBiology
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of life?
Replies: 11
Views: 14091

To reproduce and pass your genetics on to the next generation

To be happy

To exist

It is really just an anthropogenic and teleological question. Why does life need a purpose?

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by BasicBiology
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Computer Science + Ecology/Ethology/Conservation biology = ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3686

You will definitely have some skills from your computer science degree that would be very useful in terms of modelling and what not in ecology and biology. If it is enough to jump into a masters degree in one of these fields I'm not sure. You might have a better chance of doing a graduate diploma or...
by BasicBiology
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone help me identify this?
Replies: 6
Views: 5549

Don't really see what you're talking about with the shadows. It doesn't really look like anything has a shadow to me, as if it is just an overcast day. The photo does look weird though.
by BasicBiology
Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For a Statistics Assignment, I have a Biology Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 1883

That was painless enough
by BasicBiology
Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:09 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are predators always smarter than their prey?
Replies: 15
Views: 38664

The difficulty with the concept of innate ideas or innate behaviors is that it is difficult to prove every potential environmental factor did not cause the observed behavior. For example, showing that chicks react to bird-like shapes above them doesn't prove that another factor did not previously le...
by BasicBiology
Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Why Forest Are Necessary?
Replies: 7
Views: 20585

Forests are important for a whole heap of reasons and not just from an ecological perspective. In addition to what people have already said (maintain biodiversity, cleaning air and water, producing oxygen) they provide habitat for a heap of birds, mammals and invertebrates, they provide food, timber...
by BasicBiology
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:22 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Do plants require the presence of oxygen to heal wounds?
Replies: 0
Views: 5404

Do plants require the presence of oxygen to heal wounds?

If you know anything about this or know of any literature on this topic, I would appreciate any information. I have had a quick look but haven't had much luck finding anything.

Thanks
by BasicBiology
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:28 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1811503

In the recent series "Cosmos" with Neil deGrasse Tyson, he seems to think that the most likely origin of life is from comets. Interesting when you consider that not long ago the general consensus was that it was unlikely that any life existed other than that on Earth..
by BasicBiology
Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Chicken or egg formed first
Replies: 6
Views: 13196

But what it you draw the line at chicken and don't look at the ancestors of a chicken. The chicken came from an egg, the egg came from an ancestor that was slightly different to a chicken but wasn't a chicken, but the chicken still came form an egg.
by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Help with the basic understanding of Ecosystems
Replies: 2
Views: 14293

Yep that's pretty much it. A lake within a forest is two different ecosystems and the same goes for a river running through rainforest. The boundaries of an ecosystem are basically defined by different types of environments, so the size of ecosystem is governed by how large the area is where the env...
by BasicBiology
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:47 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: 1 small multiple choice question [population dynamics]
Replies: 1
Views: 11589

Going off the information you've given: A) The acceleration phase is the initial increase in population and is often followed by an exponential growth phase (if conditions continue to be favourable), similar to what the human population has been going through. If a population is small enough, the re...