Diversity of Zoonotic Diseases

In my research project I will be studying the diversity through zoonotic diseases. I will be showing the causes and effects of the least severe pathogens and some of the worst. Zoonotic diseases are pathogens that can be passed between humans and animals. These diseases can be from a bacteria, virus, parasite or fungi. Within…

Types of Symbiosis in Nature with Examples

For my research presentation and paper I am going to explore the three different types of symbiosis in nature and give examples of them. The three different types of symbiosis include: parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism. There is also mention of two other types, competition and neutralism but for my research I will not include these.…

Oceanic Reptilian Diversity: The World of Sea Turtles

This project seeks to explore the diversity of the seven species of sea turtles know to inhabit Earth’s oceans today, including ancestral roots, lifestyles, and variations in anatomy and physiology of each species.  I hypothesize that each of these sea turtle species are derived from one common ancestor of fresh water origin and that they…

Pesticide/ Herbicide Resistance

Pesticide/ herbicide resistance is quickly becoming a larger problem in the world of agriculture than we may have previously thought. In 1970 there were no known herbicide resistant weed unfortunately, today we are dealing with 273 herbicide-resistant known weeds.  There are over 500 resistant insects (Bellinger).DDT was introduced as the first organic insecticide, and its…

Genetic Differences and Origins In Dog Breeds

I chose the topic of the diversity in the dog breeds by traits, and how those traits where bred into specific dogs.  From the lovable golden retriever, to the helpful newfoundland, to the tiniest of them all, the chihuahua, these breeds have become very exclusive and formed into a dog perfect for a task and…

Animal Camouflage

Camouflage has many different aspects to it, more than most people realize. These can be used either in defensive or offensive situations. I am going to explore the physical aspects of animal camouflage, such as if animals only use certain colors or the most common objects used to blend against. Next I want to look…