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2.2: The Understanding Biodiversity Species Page

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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As mentioned above, Understanding Biodiversity is a repository of species information relevant for the secondary level life science classroom: cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, and physiology. This information will be presented through individual species pages. A species page is essentially an individual section of a chapter.

Each species page will contain as much relevant information as feasible. Information will include, but not be limited to,

  1. Species Name and Common Name
  2. Brief Description of the Organism
  3. Brief Description of the Habitat
  4. Biology of the Species
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Genetics
    3. Evolution
    4. Ecology
    5. Physiology
  5. Edit History
  6. Attribution
    1. Authors
    2. Affiliations
  7. References

See the Saccharomyces cerevisiae (Baker's Yeast) species page for an example.

Expedition pages will contain as much relevant information as feasible. Information will include, but not be limited to,

  1. Expedition name
    1. Brief Description of Expedition
  2. The Expedition Leader
  3. Biology of the Expedition
    1. Description of Significant Findings
  4. Edit History
  5. Attribution
    1. Authors
    2. Affiliations
  6. References

Potential Understanding Biodiversity Species

  1. Bacteria
    1. Escherichia coli
    2. Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    3. Staphylococcus aureus
  2. Archaea
    1. Halobacterium salinarum
    2. Methanobrevibacter smithii
  3. Protists
    1. Giardia lamblia
    2. Paramecium caudatum
    3. Trypanosoma brucei
  4. Fungi
    1. Agaricus bisporus (Button Mushroom)
    2. Lobaria pulmonaria (Lichen)
    3. Penicillium chrysogenum (Penicillin)
    4. Penicillium roqueforti (Blue Cheese)
  5. Plants
    1. Dionaea muscipula (Venus Flytrap)
    2. Equisetum arvense (Horsetail Fern)
    3. Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo Tree)
    4. Pisum sativum (Pea Plant)
    5. Rhizophora mangle (Mangrove Tree)
    6. Sequoia sempervirens (Redwood Tree)
  6. Animals
    1. Aquila chrysaetos (Golden Eagle)
    2. Bubo virginianus (Great Horned Owl)
    3. Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum)
    4. Elephas maximus (Asian Elephant)
    5. Gorilla gorilla (Western Gorilla)
    6. Loxodonta africana (African Elephant)
    7. Sepia bandensis (Dwarf Cuttlefish)

Potential Understanding Biodiversity Expeditions

  1. Amundsen's South Pole Expedition
  2. Peary's Conquering of the North pole
  3. Cortés' Conquest of Mexico
  4. Przhevalsky's Discovery of Central and East Asia
  5. von Jacquin's Expedition to the Caribbean
  6. Livingstone's Exploration of Africa
  7. de Andrade's Exploration of Tibet
  8. Hudson's Voyages
  9. Humboldt's Expeditions
  10. di Mulazzo's North and South America Exploration
  11. Nordenskiöld's Northeast Passage
  12. Amundsen's Northwest passage
  13. Scott's South Pole Expeditions
  14. da Gama's Sea Route to India
  15. de Magalhães's Voyage of Circumnavigation
  16. Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle
  17. Cartier's Voyages to the New World

The Understanding Biodiversity Template

We have provided a template to assist authors in preparing their contributions. The template should be inserted into a word program, and as much relevant information compiled as feasible. Material should be as thorough as possible, using appropriate grade-level language and vocabulary. The template is available in the Understanding Biodiversity FlexBook on the CK-12 website (http://www.ck12.org).

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