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Preliminary Biology

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4 | Evolution of Australian biota

4: A study of palaeontology and past environments increases our understanding of the possible future range of plants and animals

Lesson 1 | Past, present and future

  • Explain the importance of the study of past environments in predicting the impact of human activity in present environments

  • Identify the ways in which palaeontology assists understanding of the factors that may determine distribution of flora and fauna in present and future environments

Lesson 2 | Extinction is forever

  • Gather, process and analyse information from secondary sources and use available evidence to propose reasons for the evolution, survival and extinction of species, with reference to specific Australian examples

Lesson 3 | Biodiversity

  • Explain the need to maintain biodiversity

  • Process information to discuss a current effort to monitor biodiversity

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