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Evolutionary Oceanography

Evolutionary Oceanography John Wares It is amazing how much of the world we know is actually practically invisible. We all know that the surf...

Evolution 3000H Fall 2012

Welcome to the class wiki. Our work starts here: Introduction This class is taught by Dr. John Wares in the Genetics Department at t...

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IDEAS FOR GRAD 8840 CLASS: starting with the information from the undergrad course, determine how [generation time or rate of increase], [nu...

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By the end of the semester, I figured that there were 15 of us preparing each week; each of us read 2 things and considered them for the site each we...

Syllabus

Assignments and Grading Students will be evaluated based on their contribution to class discussion and the wiki resource. In the latter case...

Effects of Temperature

In modern times, climate change often refers to the increase in the Earth's average temperature. Although the reality of climate change was disputed ...

Effects on Reproduction

Climate change could have some devastating effects on the reproductive mechanisms of certain marine organisms. Often, change in temperature signals...

Oxygen Levels

Basic Chemistry:Oxygen solubility in water is affected by temperature. The lower the temperature, the higher the solubility. At 0 degrees Celsius, a ...

Effects of Ozone Depletion

What is solar radiation? Solar radiation is essentially radiation from the sun. When solar radiation meets Earth's atmosphere, part of it is...

Introduction

The Basics In evolutionary biology, species can respond to changes in their environment in four distinct (but not mutually exclusive) ways....

Changes in Marine Salinity Levels

Introduction Salinity refers to the dissolved salt content of a body of water. Marine salinity levels are influenced by a number ...

Global Evidence of Climate Change

There is an article on the NASA website outlining the regional effects and evidence of climate change. It is interesting to find something describing...

Changes in Ocean Currents

Ocean currents are the directed movements of water in the ocean and can be caused by wind (for currents closer to the surface) and temperature, salini...

Changes in Sea Level

Many scientists are concerned about the effects of a rising sea level on organisms of all shapes and sizes. Humans, of course, are at risk of havi...

Climate Change in Politics

While climate change is something that most scientists are well aware of and recognize. People with other backgrounds generally have a...

Effects of Acidity

Ocean acidity is closely linked to carbon dioxide levels (Wikipedia). Increased carbon dioxide level...

Researching Experiments Relating Ocean Acidification to Large Marine Organisms

Although I was not able to find any articles dealing with the effect of global change on large marine organisms, I was able to find an article th...

Acclimation

Acclimation is important in determining whether an organism can live in a certain environment. It is defined as an organism's ability to adjust t...

Movement

Movement is one of the four ways that an organism or an entire species can respond to a change in their environment, which also include acclimation, a...