Biodiversity hotspots: why are these places diverse?

For this assignment, you should review all you have learnt over the past weeks about biodiversity, and why some areas are more biodiverse than others and then apply that learning to answer the following question:
For each of the 9 biodiversity hotspots found in Africa, why is THAT place more biodiverse than other parts of Africa? Why was it designated as a biodiversity hotspot?
Madagascar + Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar, Comoros and others)
Coastal Forests of Eastern Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique)
Guinean Forests of West Africa (multiple West African countries)
Cape Floristic Region (South Africa)
Succulent Karoo (South Africa)
Mediterranean Basin (Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria)
Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany (South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique)
Eastern Afromontane (Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda)
Horn of Africa (Somalia, Kenya and others)
You can do this using the chart below!

As you may know, when we receive a flu vaccine for a given flu season, we know t

As you may know, when we receive a flu vaccine for a given flu season, we know that this vaccine will not protect us from the flu virus for the following season and maybe even for later in that same season.  Hypothesize why this is the case. Based on limited information, it is thought that the new vaccines for the current pandemic caused by the Covid 19 virus will be longer lasting. Why would that be the case? how are the two types of viruses different? Id like to see your thoughts without doing any research.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a ecology multi-part question and need an explanat

Learning Goal: I’m working on a ecology multi-part question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
This assignment is based upon your completion of an online survey located here:
http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/calculators/ (Links to an external site.)
Experiment with this survey to complete these questions:
1. Complete all parts of the survey based on your current lifestyle. How many earths would your lifestyle require if everyone lived the way you do?
2. Based on the summary of your activities, what single change in your lifestyle would cause the greatest reduction in the amount of land your lifestyle requires?
3. Describe how your lifestyle would have to change in order to reduce your impact level to “1.0 Earths”?
4. Now complete the survey based on the lifestyle of your parents/guardians or a close relative who is about a generation older than you. How many earths would their lifestyle require if everyone lived the way they do?
5. Based on the summary of your relative’s activities, what single change in their lifestyle would cause the greatest reduction in the amount of land their lifestyle requires?
6. Describe how their lifestyle would have to change in order to reduce their impact level to “1.0 Earths”?
7. What are some of the flaws of this survey and the data it provides? What could be incorporated into the survey to correct these flaws?
8. Based on the reading, which do you think is the most persuasive critic’s perspective of the Ecological Footprint concept? Options include: analytical scientist, business person, pilot, fortune teller, robot, optimist, energy producer (Explain the concept and why you or others might agree or be persuaded by this perspective.)
Submit your answers to questions 1-8 in the space below or as an attached (word or pdf) document.

Learning Goal: I’m working on a ecology writing question and need an explanation

Learning Goal: I’m working on a ecology writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Cities have the potential to have lower per capita environmental impacts than smaller towns, but frequently cities do not realize this potential. Explain what makes cities both potentially more sustainable than smaller towns but also prone to creating high per-capita environmental impacts. Use examples from the assigned reading to support your response.
Use examples from the assigned reading to support your response. Use examples from the assigned reading to support your response. Use examples from the assigned reading to support your response. Use examples from the assigned reading to support your response. Use examples from the assigned reading to support your response. Use examples from the assigned reading to support your response.

The first step is to submit a proposal for your project by Sunday of Week 2. Eac

The first step is to submit a proposal for your project by Sunday of Week 2.
Each student’s project must be unique among the others in your discussion group
For this reason, I want you to select three different possible themes.
PROJECTS BASED ON HONEY BEES ARE NOT ALLOWED
Instructions for your Project Proposal
State your field of study.
Identify three separate critical issues in your field of study that have been influenced by an insect.
For example, if your field of study is Public Health, one option is Zika virus.
You may borrow issues from your Search Engine Assignment.
Make sure each issue is complex and interesting enough to support a 1250-word project.
Identify the insect that influences each issue.
In the example above, the influencing insect is the Aedes mosquito.
You must specify your featured insect to the family, genus or species level.
Provide a brief justification for how each issue relates to your field of study.
List your three issues in order of preference (i.e. list your favorite one first).
Submit your proposal in the following format:
Field of Study: Public Health
First Choice Issue: Zika virus in the southern U.S.
Featured Insect: Mosquito (Family: Culicidae; Genus: Aedes)
Relevance to Field of Study: In 2016, the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus epidemic as an international public health emergency.
Second Choice Issue: Macaroni virus
Featured Insect: Noodle bug (Pastus pasti)
Relevance to Field of Study: Macaroni virus, a public health emergency in the nation of Rigatoni, is vectored by the noodle bug.
Third Choice Issue: …and so on
Featured Insect: …and so forth
Relevance to Field of Study: …etc.
How Proposals are Graded
When you submit a proposal with your three issues, you will get 10 points.
If your first choice is available and acceptable I will approve it.
You will receive the full points once you confirm that you have read my comments.
If your first choice is no longer available, I will look at your second choice, and so on.
You will receive full points once you confirm that you have read my comments.
If part of your proposal needs revision, I will provide comments and questions for you to consider.
I encourage you to engage in conversation with me until we have found a project theme that works.
You will get full points when your revisions are approved and you confirm that you have read my final comments.
PROJECTS BASED ON HONEY BEES ARE NOT ALLOWED
Honey bees get a lot of press, and I want to let the other bugs enjoy the spotlight.

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_Wk02_6-09-2021 to refresh your thoughts about the carbon cycle. Consider writing several HAIKU!s so that you can select the best one (or more) to post. You can go to this page (Links to an external site.) in order to refresh your understanding of the format for HAIKU, and this page (Links to an external site.) to see classic examples.
TOPICS:
Solar energy, photosynthesis, internal & external sources of energy on earth, food chain, carbon dioxide, Keeling Curve, emissions from various sources, methane, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels: coal, oil, natural gas, carbon capture, carbon sinks, slow & fast carbon cycles, atmospheric carbon & climate, drawdown, Project Drawdown. Yes, you were (probably) there!
As a way of processing this information we played with the idea of writing a short HAIKU poem about one of the above topics, and wrote one just to get us started. The idea is that your HAIKU genuinely reflects some understanding of the subject you selected to write about. Please remember that haiku poems typically have these characteristics:
Traditional format: 3 lines, 17 syllables = 5 syllables in the first line + 7 syllables in the second line + 5 syllables in the last line
You do not need to follow the traditional format!
Best haikus have a little surprise, or twist, or POP!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/what-is-haiku.html
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/famous-haiku.html

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_Wk02_6-09-2021 to refresh your thoughts about the carbon cycle. Consider writing several HAIKU!s so that you can select the best one (or more) to post. You can go to this page (Links to an external site.) in order to refresh your understanding of the format for HAIKU, and this page (Links to an external site.) to see classic examples.
TOPICS:
Solar energy, photosynthesis, internal & external sources of energy on earth, food chain, carbon dioxide, Keeling Curve, emissions from various sources, methane, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels: coal, oil, natural gas, carbon capture, carbon sinks, slow & fast carbon cycles, atmospheric carbon & climate, drawdown, Project Drawdown. Yes, you were (probably) there!
As a way of processing this information we played with the idea of writing a short HAIKU poem about one of the above topics, and wrote one just to get us started. The idea is that your HAIKU genuinely reflects some understanding of the subject you selected to write about. Please remember that haiku poems typically have these characteristics:
Traditional format: 3 lines, 17 syllables = 5 syllables in the first line + 7 syllables in the second line + 5 syllables in the last line
You do not need to follow the traditional format!
Best haikus have a little surprise, or twist, or POP!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/what-is-haiku.html
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/famous-haiku.html

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_Wk02_6-09-2021 to refresh your thoughts about the carbon cycle. Consider writing several HAIKU!s so that you can select the best one (or more) to post. You can go to this page (Links to an external site.) in order to refresh your understanding of the format for HAIKU, and this page (Links to an external site.) to see classic examples.
TOPICS:
Solar energy, photosynthesis, internal & external sources of energy on earth, food chain, carbon dioxide, Keeling Curve, emissions from various sources, methane, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels: coal, oil, natural gas, carbon capture, carbon sinks, slow & fast carbon cycles, atmospheric carbon & climate, drawdown, Project Drawdown. Yes, you were (probably) there!
As a way of processing this information we played with the idea of writing a short HAIKU poem about one of the above topics, and wrote one just to get us started. The idea is that your HAIKU genuinely reflects some understanding of the subject you selected to write about. Please remember that haiku poems typically have these characteristics:
Traditional format: 3 lines, 17 syllables = 5 syllables in the first line + 7 syllables in the second line + 5 syllables in the last line
You do not need to follow the traditional format!
Best haikus have a little surprise, or twist, or POP!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/what-is-haiku.html
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/famous-haiku.html

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_

Please review your notes from class and use the doc SusSysSU21 PowerPoint LINKS_Wk02_6-09-2021 to refresh your thoughts about the carbon cycle. Consider writing several HAIKU!s so that you can select the best one (or more) to post. You can go to this page (Links to an external site.) in order to refresh your understanding of the format for HAIKU, and this page (Links to an external site.) to see classic examples.
TOPICS:
Solar energy, photosynthesis, internal & external sources of energy on earth, food chain, carbon dioxide, Keeling Curve, emissions from various sources, methane, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels: coal, oil, natural gas, carbon capture, carbon sinks, slow & fast carbon cycles, atmospheric carbon & climate, drawdown, Project Drawdown. Yes, you were (probably) there!
As a way of processing this information we played with the idea of writing a short HAIKU poem about one of the above topics, and wrote one just to get us started. The idea is that your HAIKU genuinely reflects some understanding of the subject you selected to write about. Please remember that haiku poems typically have these characteristics:
Traditional format: 3 lines, 17 syllables = 5 syllables in the first line + 7 syllables in the second line + 5 syllables in the last line
You do not need to follow the traditional format!
Best haikus have a little surprise, or twist, or POP!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
PLEASE WRITE 3 HAIKUS!
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/what-is-haiku.html
website: https://www.haiku-poetry.org/famous-haiku.html