Q1: Describe the 5 observations upon which the science of biogeography is founded. Give two exs for each observation.
1) The first observation upon which the science of biogeography is founded is that taxa have discrete non-random distribution in time and space.
2) The second observation is that different geographic regions have an assemblage of distinctive animals and plants that coexist with one another.
3) The third observation refers to the second observation and states that these differences cannot be describeed by spatial distance alone.
4) The fourth observation is that biota, or life, strikingly different from today occurred in all geographic regions.
5) The fifth and final observation states that biotas resembling those found today previously occurred in other areas far distant from their current range.
Q2: Discuss this statement: "The history of biogeography is essentially a continuing conflict between creation myth and empirical science."
Q3: Describe the main contributions to biogeography of the people listed below: A.P. de Candolle, Alfred R. Wallace.
Q4: Describe the relationships among the following physical factors: pressure, physiography, ocean currents, latitude, temperature, light, precipitation, and wind.
Q5: Describe and discuss the parameters that lead to the zonation of life in the oceans.
Q6: Describe the three possible tectonic plate boundaries and the consequences of each.