Essays Tagged: "mass extinction"


ful creatures ever to live on earth had become extinct.Dinosaurs were not the only victims of this 'mass extinction.' There were many other species that were killed off. During what is known as the K- ... and would affect vast areas. Water and rock would evaporate. The impact of the asteroid would cause massive earthquakes all over the Earth, and these earthquakes would increase volcanic activity. The ...

(8 pages) 106 0 2.1 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Title: "Should humans attempt to protect all species?"

n the recognition of the increasing harm humanity have brought upon the environment and the fear of mass extinction. Scientists are engaged in several efforts around the world to identify and number u ... ecies dies, an ecosystem may readjust without any lasting effects on the ecosystem, but with such a massive declining of species numbers, entire ecosystems may collapse. Many scientists believe that s ...

(21 pages) 359 2 3.4 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Evolution vs. Religion.

The theory suggests that in the past there were extended intervals of stability, which ended with a mass extinction, and the sudden appearance of a new species. This process occurred without the inter ...

(3 pages) 71 1 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Basalt Floods. The theory behind such occurences and the effects and evidence of such floods on the earth.

froEarth's interior into the atmosphere. Toxic clouds ravaged the environment andmay have triggered mass extinction. The weathered remains of flood basalt canstill be seen around the world. but scient ... re. The resultant famine claimed one fifth of the island's humanpopulation.But in comparison to the massive hemorrhages that earth suffered in the distantpast, Laki is just a tiny leak. Every now and ...

(2 pages) 26 0 1.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences

Describe using examples the impact of mass extinction on species diversity.

ad an important influence on the evolution of life on Earth.Humans are presently causing the record mass extinction of species since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. If current tr ... and fauna could be on a path to extinction within a hundred years.Our impact is different from the mass extinctions of the past. They wiped out whole groups of animals, notably the dinosaurs, whereas ...

(3 pages) 64 0 4.5 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

A short introduction to the study of the extinction of the dinosaurs

Various theories have been put forward for the mass-extinction about 65 million years ago at the end of the cretaceous period that caused the extin ... r for who's food sources were not able to survive the changed conditions, simply died out causing a mass extinction of many plants and animals, most notably the dinosaurs.Despite its popularity, the M ...

(3 pages) 44 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Creation or Evolution?

. The theory suggests that inthe past there were extended intervals of stability which ended with a mass extinction and the suddenappearance of a new species. This process occured without the interven ...

(3 pages) 89 4 4.6 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

"Marine Life Leaped From Simple to Complex after Greatest Mass Extinction"

tional archive composed of at least 1176 sites worldwide.Their research showed that before the last mass-extinction, marine life was divided equally into two types of communities, simple ones (communi ... t interact with each other) and complex ones (many interrelationships i.e. predator/prey).After the mass extinction, according to Peter J. Wagner, the lead author of the study, complex communities hav ...

(2 pages) 18 0 3.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Permian Extinction

at have been suggested to explain this event.One hypothesis that has been proffered to explain this mass extinction is the catastrophic asteroid impact hypothesis. There is evidence that an asteroid o ... othesis. There is evidence that an asteroid or comet could have impacted the Earth causing a sudden massive extinction event. The following is a brief description of the immediate consequences of an a ...

(7 pages) 17 0 5.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The End Of The World:

people.A. Global Warming leads to an apocalypse.B. Destruction of forests leads to an apocalypse.C. Mass extinction of animals leads to an apocalypse.III. Overpopulation is causing a severe wasting of ... ing to pieces. There is global warming, overpopulation, deforestation, destruction of rain forests, mass extinction of animals, and the contamination of the earth by pollution.Global warming is a topi ...

(19 pages) 72 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science


Scott Storm Lab section 8 Jon Klimstra Mass extinction?s are very important to biology because they directly influence all life on Earth. A ... s of species just vanished from the fossil record. Life took millions of years to recover after the mass extinction. Scientist for years pointed to gradual climate change and sea level changes as the ... on away from what caused the extinction?s, and are now focusing on why certain species survived the mass extinction. Some survivors included starfish, clams, and sea urchins. When earth finally did re ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Natural Disasters

societal development throughout history. Even evolutionary history has been interrupted with the mass extinction of dinosaurs. Although past disasters reign in the minds of all people, one must alw ...

(3 pages) 43 0 3.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Mass extinction

Ever since life started on earth, mass extinction has been occurring. The rapid disappearance of species was ranked as one of the plan ... extinct which is very sad news. Smaller extinction events constantly occur without us knowing, but mass extinction impacts the earth on a whole and adds a very great risk of destruction. After that e ... d adds a very great risk of destruction. After that even games have come out based on these movies. Mass extinctions, in particular, has been said to have occurred five times, which are classified as ...

(6 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology