Question Set 7

  1. Based on Kremen et al. (2007), discuss how land-use change affect pollinator communities? Provide a detailed answer.
  2. To what extent is the current mass extinction exceeding pre-human extinction rates? Use Pimm et al. (2014).
  3. Based on Doncaster et al. (2016), are there early warning signs indicating a significant change in the Earth's life-support system?
  4. GRAD: What are the consequences of Rothman's (2017) assessment?

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Please, submit the answers by e-mail to the two instructors. Note that your answers to the questions should be concise and in a scientific writing style. Please, include your name at the top and the questions before each answer. The answers have to cite the sources consulted in writing the answer and a list of references. Citations and Reference have to follow the documentation style defined by the Council of Scientific Editors, known as the CSE style. See SSF-Guide or the WISC page for more information on the CSE style. Examples of correct references can be found here.

Questions marked with "GRAD" are to be answered only by students in the 500-level class.