Lecture—2 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Introduction to nature, scope and geographical distribution of biodiversity (diversity of life, with emphasis on plants and animals, especially insects).Humans and biodiversity - domestication, aesthetics, ethics and valuation.Species richness and "success".Biodiversity through time; monitoring, evaluation and conservation.Biomes-global, continental and Californian. (Same course as EVE 002.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2013 Fall Quarter.