1. What are the three broad categories of data which comprise
ecogeographic data? |
2. How can ecogeographic data be used to predict where a species may located?
3. Why is it essential understand the taxonomy of the target group in ecogeographic surveys?
4. In cases where it is not possible to study a taxon throughout its range, how else should it be studied?
5. What are the two broad categories of herbaria which should be visited during an ecogeographic survey? Give two advantages and two disadvantages when using each category.
6. What selection criteria would you use to include specimens from collections or herbaria in an ecogeographic survey?
7. Dot distribution maps can be used to show the distribution of taxa in an ecogeographic survey. Give two other examples of their use.
8. What is an isoflor map?
9. What is a geographic information system (GIS)? Give examples of data which can be analysed in such a system.
10. What is the difference between an ecogeographic conspectus and an ecogeographic report?
|Long Answers (essay)|
1. Define an ecogeographic survey and illustrate its use in planning in situ and ex situ conservation.|
2. Outline the different stages involved for an ecogeographic survey of a named group of wild species (e.g. wild Triticum species in Turkey). How would this survey differ from that of a crop (e.g. durum wheat)?
3. Summarise the problems encountered when collecting and interpreting ecogeographic data. How can these problems be avoided or addressed?
4. Define geographic information systems (GIS) and describe those features which make them useful when planning in situ and ex situ conservation.
5. Geographic information systems can be very useful for ecogeographic surveys. Which other methods can be used to analyse and display ecogeographic data and what are the advantages and disadvantages of their use?
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