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Barbara McClintock

1902-1992, USA
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– Won the Nobel Prize in 1983 for the discovery of mobile genetic elements.

– It took 20 years for her major discovery to be accepted.

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Barbara McClintock (June 16, 1902 – September 2, 1992) was an American scientist and cytogeneticist who was awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. McClintock received her PhD in botany from Cornell University in 1927. There she started her career as the leader in the development of maize cytogenetics, the focus of her […] read more

Biologists

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Play: Protection: halts the effects of a development or destruction event.

Fact: Biologists protect species by studying their ecology, managing their populations, and helping to uphold environmental legislation.

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Protected Area

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Play: Protection: halts the effects of a development or destruction event.

Fact: Protected areas conserve ecologically important habitats and processes, and maintain healthy populations of native species.

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Legislation

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Play: Protection: halts the effects of a development or destruction event.

Fact: Effective species at risk, environment assessment, and protected area legislation is critical for conserving biodiversity.

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Climate Change

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Play: Complex and hard to predict (for this game though, see the rules)

Fact: Climate change is expected to dry up the boreal forest, causing more wildfire, disease, and a shift or loss of plant and animal species.

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Oil Spill

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Play: Destruction: removes species and can not be recolonized.

Fact: Oil kills much what it encounters. Plants struggle to grow back and sub-lethal toxic effects can affect wildlife for decades.

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