I. The first article that I read on the zoology site was about wolves that live in the Yellowstone National Park. The article discussed the wolf’s habitat and the impact of humans. Along with that it discussed how these animals could be put in danger, and ways for humans to help them when that happens. The Yellowstone Wolves article said that the wolves are having a hard time surviving in the Yellowstone National Park, and said that they will need to be moved soon or they could be on the verge of extinction. The second article that I found called Artic Wolves and Their Prey was all about the behaviors of wolves. This article discussed how the wolves survive in these cold conditions and how they have adapted to the cold weather. According to the Artic Wolves and Their Prey said that the temperatures in the Artic range from around negative five degrees to thirty-two degrees. The article also discussed that the number of wolves is slowly decreasing, and if things don’t change soon the article wolf will become extinct. II. My most favorite memory about wolves was when my grandma told me stories about them when she went to the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center. She told me all of these stories about how cute they were and how they gave her kisses. She liked the trip so much that she decided to go back another time. When I told her that I was going to go to the same place as her she got excited and told me all of the same stories all over again. My favorite story that she told me was that she sat down on the ground and a wolf came right up to her and gave her kisses. She said that the wolves were so cute and friendly, and it made me really excited to go on this field trip. My least favorite memory of wolves was when my family and I went up to the mountains with our friends to stay in their cabin. We went out on a hike one morning, and about half way into the hike we saw a wolf. The wolf looked really aggressive so we all got scared. We didn’t know a lot about wolves, but just knowing that wolves’ are a wild animal scared me, and I didn’t want to bother the wolf. III. Without understanding wolf behavior the wolves will never return to their natural habitat. According to the Yellowstone Wolves article scientists have to understand wolf behavior so that they can help them adapt to their environments, which in return will cause for the wolf population to grow. The Artic Wolves and Their Prey article discussed how once the behaviors of wolves are completely understood, scientists could think of ways to help accommodate them and help regrow their population. Once wolf behavior is better understood, it will also help with reproduction of wolves, which in return will grow the wolf population. Understanding the wolf behavior is also necessary so that humans can know what common behavior is for wolves, so that they don’t get scared as easily and don’t harm the wolves. IV. One of the controversies of bringing wolves back into the wild is that people fear that they will be killed off and become even more extinct than they already are. The fear is that once all of the wolves that are being held in captivity are released back into the wild, humans will start hunting them and killing them. If this happens then the number of wolves that are still alive will be even less than it currently is. Another controversy about bringing wolves back into the wild according to the article Arctic Wolves and their Prey is that once the wolves are released back into the wild, they will not know how to live and survive on their own. Right now the wolves are being taken care of by humans, and if they get released back into the wild, they will no longer have humans to feed them and keep them alive. This scares scientists because they feel like the wolves will not remember how to survive on their own, and then they will become extinct for good. This is a scary thing for scientists, and releasing wolves back into the wild is a
of a Research Paper
A research paper encompasses many things. It may be a paper due at the end of a term or class. It may be the result of weeks, months or years of research. During the course of completing this type of academic writing assignment, you examine an issue to write an analytical or argumentative paper that is a summary of research and your conclusions.It is the combining of your thoughts with the thoughts of others.
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Food Web Diagram Paper
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Alison Barrett, Ed. D.
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water molluscs. This is what initially sparked his interest toward the study of zoology. As a teenager, Piaget was a member of the Club of the Friends of Nature. This club encouraged the exploration of nature, both physically and intellectually. They wrote papers, published them in their magazine, and had many well-known scientists give speeches to their club (Papert, 1999). Piaget published his first official scientific paper on the subject of the albino sparrow, a remarkable accomplishment considering…
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magna cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology in 1916. In 1920, Kinsey received a doctorate degree in biology from Harvard University. Shortly after earning his doctorate at Harvard, Kinsey accepted a job as an assistant zoology professor at the University of Indiana in Bloomfield. A specialist in botany and insects, through his research, he established himself as the number one authority on the gall wasp. From 1926 to 1929, he went all over the country with his students…
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Susan Fenimore Cooper was born in Scarsdale, New York on April 17, 1813. She was the second child born to Susan De Lancey and James Fenimore…
INVESTIGATIONS IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE
Melinda F. Davis, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Suzanne W. Hedden, Ph.D.
Professor of Zoology
With the collaboration of
Seema Dhir, M.S.
Department of Biology
Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia
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standardise data. (Any effect on results?)
Experiments on social behaviour in guppies:
Using cylinders eight centimetres in diameter with a five centimetre overlap place and secure at either end of the observation tank.
Black out the tank using black paper (this is to prevent observer impacts).
Using the ratio 4:0 place focal female in centre of tank. Let fish settle for five minutes then observe for five minutes recording the behaviour.
Complete the same observation but with a focal male.