Topic 1 [video]: Population Distribution of Termites in a Savanna , Topic 2 [video]: Pacific Lampreys , Topic 3 [article]: Supporting the Energy Needs of a Large Brain

1. For your primary post, please respond to one of the following three topics with a post of at least 125 words that addresses each point given in the instructions. Also, please reply to at least one fellow student on any topic.
Topic 1 [video]: Population Distribution of Termites in a Savanna. Watch the video (1) describing Corina Tarnita's research on the spacing of termite mounds in savanna ecosystems, and then address the following:
· What were Tarnita's findings about the spacing of termite mounds?
· (b) What does Tarnita think is the main factor that governs the spatial distribution of the termite mounds?
· (c) How do the termite mounds benefit other organisms on the savanna?
Topic 2 [video]: Pacific Lampreys. Watch the video about Pacific Lampreys (2)*, then address the following:
· (a) Where do Pacific lampreys fall in the taxonomy of vertebrates?
· (b) What challenges do Pacific lamprey populations face?
· (c) Why are Native American tribes of the Northwest concerned about them? (Please note: take care not to confuse the Pacific lamprey (described in the video) with the Sea Lamprey, which is a completely different species that is considered an invasive species in the Great Lakes).
Topic 3 [article]: Supporting the Energy Needs of a Large Brain. As discussed in the article by Zimmer (3)*, brain tissue is energetically expensive. For a species to evolve a large brain, it may need to make certain adjustments to ensure that enough energy is available to support brain function. Zimmer discusses various hypotheses about such adjustments in the human line of descent. Explain one of these adjustments.
*References (in Strayer Writing Standards format).
HHMI Biointeractive (2015, November 11) Analyzing patterns in the savanna landscape. [Video]. Retrieved from
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. (2012). Taking the initiative to conserve Pacific Lamprey. [Video]. Retrieved from
2. "Disciplinary Actions" Please respond to the following:
· Compare and contrast two differences between employee dismissal and employee discharge. Provide specific examples to support your rationale.
· Evaluate two exceptions to employment-at-will doctrines in terms of the effect these exceptions will have on employee termination in the health care field.
3. "Handling Workplace Disputes" Please respond to the following:
· Assess two different dispute resolution methods, in terms of their suitability for use within health care organizations.
· Evaluate two factors that contribute to the importance of the employee handbook in terms their relevance in handling workplace disputes in the health care field. Provide specific examples to support your rationale.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018


Disciplinary Actions, Handling Workplace Disputes and Topic 1, Topic 2 and Topic 3

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