What is the biological need for homeostasis?
- Describe why maintenance of homeostasis is advantageous to an organism.
- Define homeostasis in a biochemical context to both scientifically trained and lay audiences.
- Describe how homeostatic pathways and mechanisms have been conserved throughout evolution
- Appraise the costs and benefits of different homeostatic mechanisms to an organism.
- Relate different environmental factors necessitating homeostasis to a specific adaptation.