A class picture at Poas Volcano in Costa Rica, 1997.This discussion topic submitted by Mark Dalman ( Pre8lude@hotmail.com) at 7:33 PM on 4/16/02. Additions were last made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
I. Introduction and Background of my USS and the molluscan species.
a) Global change and its effects on the lagoon.
b)The habitat and its necessity to the growth of the lagoon.
II. A brief description of the anatomy of the mollusk.
III.What others have done in this field of study.
IV. Why studying the effects of global change is at all relevant.
V. Death Assemblage
a)What it is
b)Why its important to learning about the environment
c)Comparing the last two records: 500 years ago and 10 years ago.
VI. Show and teach the top 15 most prevelant species in the harbor.
a)Actual take species from the harbor and teach them to the class
b)Teach the class how to measure and spot the various species in the sand
VI. What we can do to help change the world and help do our part in the growing appearance of global impact events.
3.) Abbott, R. Tucker. Introducing Sea Shells. Princeton, NJ: D. Van Nostrand, 1955
4.) Murray, Sonia. Seashell Collectors' Handbook and Identifier. New York: Sterling, 1975.
5.) Stix, Hugh, Marguerite Stix, and R. Tucker Abbott. The Shell: Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design. New York: Abradale Press/H. N. Abrams, 1988.
“lessons from the past:biotic recoveries from mass extinctions”
“human-modified ecosystems and future evolution”
8.) www.sciencemag.org vol.285 Sept. 3, 1999
Emerging marine diseases- climate links and anthropogenic factors
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