Central Question: What effect does physical location have on similarities and differences in species?
Guiding Thought Question: Connect Tobler's First Law of Geography (Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things) to the idea of genetic diversity between plants or animals from the same family.
Today's Learning Objective: Students will work on the methods used to determine common ancestors and link species within a geographic area by constructing a cladogram for the Amazon and then another of their choosing for another region.
Forum 2.3 - Tobler's Genetics
9/26/2022 09:05:51 am
Toblers is saying that animals are related more when they are closer to each other because they have the similar adaptations because they live in the same environment rather than having a cousin all around the world in a completly different environment who has adapted over time.
9/26/2022 09:11:12 am
Tobler is saying that all plants and animals are somehow related but those in the same family that are closer together are more similar. For example although lions and bears are similar, lions are more similar to tigers than they are to bears,
9/26/2022 09:11:17 am
going down the chart the ones in the first and second couple rows are going to be more related than all of the other rows farther down
9/26/2022 09:18:41 am
Species that are closer together according to Tobler's Law is that they are more similar than species that are farther apart. This is because of sharing similar environments and their genetic diversity is closer together than a specie that is is the same family but in entirely different environments.
9/26/2022 09:49:16 am
Tobler's law is stating that plant and animal species that are closer to each other will have a closer relation because they will have similar adaptations for their ecosystem/environments compared to animals who are related but in different environments.
9/29/2022 12:36:49 pm
Tobler's rule of everything in geography being related to everything else fits into Tobler's rule in genetics in that while all organisms are related to one another, some are more related to one another than others, and this extends all the way down the phylogenetic ladder.
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