Topic 1
Biological Diversity and Survival
• A Wealth of Diversity
• Variations for Survival
• The Value of Variation
• Measuring Biological Diversity


Topic 2
Habitat and Lifestyle
• The Niche: What Makes an Organism Special?
• Variation and Competition
• The Broad Niche
• Diversity in the Tropics: The Dangers of a Narrow Niche
• Dependencies Between Species
• Life In the Extreme


Topic 3

Passing It On
• Asexual Reproduction
• Binary Fission
• Asexual Spores
• Asexual Reproduction In Plants
• Budding
• Sexual reproduction
• Bacterial Conjugation


Topic 4

Wearing Your Genes
• Two kinds of inherited Variation
• Dominant or Recessive?
• Nature Versus Nature
• Changing Our Genetic Information


Topic 5
When Plans Change
• DNA: The Secret of Life
• The Structure of DNA
• The Genetic Code
• The Dance of the Chromosomes
• The Benefits of Variation
• Technology and Variation


Topic 6
The Best Solution
• Artificial Selection in Agriculture
• Accounting For Biological Diversity
• The Theory of Natural Selection


Topic 7
The Sixth Extinction
• Human Impacts on Biodiversity
• Human Impacts on Rainforest Ecosystems
• Human Activities and Extinction


Topic 8
Pains and Gains
• The Role of Zoos in Preserving Biodiversity
• Preserving the Biodiversity of Plants
• A Global Effort

 

 

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