- Scientific names appear to be difficult to understand. Provide at least 2 reasons why binomial nomenclature is important to scientific investigators. (5 pts)
- Define species. Does this definition apply to ALL life? Provide an example where this definition does not apply and briefly explain why this example does not apply to the species concept. (5 pts)
- Compare and contrast phytoplankton and zooplankton (how are they similar/different). Be sure to include examples to support your response. (5 pts)
- Compare and contrast holoplanktonic and meroplanktonic organisms (how are they similar/different). Be sure to include examples to support your response. (5 pts)
For the next 2 questions, this is the website to go off: https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/
a huge and growing population of any one species on Earth has implications for the rest of the species. The global human population is growing but not as quickly as it was in the 20th century. Does that mean that human population size is a global problem or is not a problem? Back up your answer with data and observations.
Many animal populations grow more slowly when the animals are crowded, when population density is high, and more quickly when population density is low. Usually that is due to resource limitation and increased disease in crowded populations. Look at the growth rates of some countries that have low densities and some with high population densities. You can find these data in the Table of World population by country. Does this pattern hold for human populations? Why do you think that might be?