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81. Principles Of Ecology Notes And Links
takes you through the major biomes along an important sites for experimental ecosystemsecology in biogeography and Ecology Research Group Physical Geography
On this page you'll find links to my lecture notes, study guide sections, and WWW resources relevant to each of the major topics in the course. Lecture notes are two formats. Word Perfect 6/7/8 files (those with the .wpd extension) can be downloaded and should be readable in a number of different word processors, but the formatting (especially of the graphics) may get wonky. Adobe Acrobat files (those with .pdf extensions) can be read on-line and will print out just the way they look (in theory, at least!). You'll need the Acrobat Reader to do this; all computer labs on campus have it installed, and you can download it for free from Adobe. I'm still working to develop more WWW links, so if you have any brilliant ideas, let me know
  • Intro. to ecology and the abiotic environment Interactions among species Ecology of individual organisms ... Large-scale ecology
  • Introduction to ecology and the abiotic environment
  • eco1_intro_and_abiotic.pdf eco1_intro_and_abiotic.wpd Study guide
    Check out a variety of biomes by exploring these links
      Review Losos' study of anoles with this web-based animated tutorial . You will need Multimedia's Shockwave plug-in to run the tutorial. Introduction to Biomes at Swarthmore College offers an excellent overview of key biome features.
  • 82. Geolid - Asociación Jóvenes Geógrafos
    University of California biogeography Laboratory Conducts basic and and the SierraNevada Ecosystem Project.(US University of Texas; biomes Discussions of the
    National Organisations and A g encies
    Research Centres and Projects
    • Research and Higher Education Division Biogeography Research Group: Provides a newsletter up to date on developments in the biogeography domain. (UK) Center for Earth and Planetary Studies Performs original research and outreach activities on topics covering planetary science, terrestrial geophysics, and the remote sensing of environmental change. Research: Types of projects include terrestrial geomorphology, planetary science, land cover changes and ecosystem dynamics. (US) Jornada Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Project: Focuses on changes in the distribution of soil resources as an index of the impact of vegetation changedesertificationon semiarid lands. (UK) Natural History Museum Biodiversity: Measuring the variety of nature and selecting priority areas for conservation. (UK) Royal Botanical Gardens Kew Scientific Research Programmes at Kew Gardens: Aim to develop, enhance and maintain Kew's contribution to innovative basic and applied botanical research, conservation, plant-based teaching, the maintenance of plant diversity, and to produce tangible and acknowledged results to improve environmental management.

    83. Ecology
    Population. Population ecology; Population Structure; Population Size; biogeography;Population density. Population Demography. Ecosystem. biomes. Microclimates. canopy.
    Ecology Chapters 23-27 Chapter 23 Population Ecology Ecology
    • Autecology Synecology
    • Population ecology Population Structure Population Size Biogeography Population density
    Population Demography
    • Age Structure Cohort Fecundity Mortality Sex ratio
    Survivorship curves
    • Type I Type II Type III
    Life tables
    • Mortality rate Population growth
        Biotic potential 5 restriction
      Carrying capacity Limiting factors
        Density-dependent factors Density independent factors
      Types of population growth
      • Equation Exponential growth Logistic growth Population cycles
      Reproductive strategies
      • r-selected species k-selected species
      Human population
      • Factors that have lead to exponential growth Population pyramids
      Chapter 24 Community Ecology Community Habitat Niche Competition
      • Interspecific competition Intraspecific competition Competitive exclusion principle
          Resource partitioning Character displacement (niche shift) Fundamental niche Realized niche
        Symbiotic relationships
        • Commensalism Mutualism Parasitism Predation Predator-prey interactions Coevolution
            Secondary compounds Camouflage Warning coloration Mimicry Mullerian mimicry Batesian mimicry
          Community structure
          • Species richness Species diversity Factors affecting richness Ecosystem productivity Spatial heterogeneity Climate
          Ecological succession
          • Climax community Factors causing succession Tolerance Facilitation Inhibition Primary succession

    84. RT Review Ex2
    Why or why not? 3) ecosystems and biomes Understand Concepts EcologicalBiogeography or biomes, Polar Biome; North Polar Biome vs.
    Study Guide for Exam 2: from Ralph Taggart FS01
    Lecture 8: 9/25/01
    Cryptic Coloration vs. Warning Coloration
    Understand Concepts
    : Muellerian Mimicry, Batesian Mimicry
    Review Examples: Monarch Butterfly, Swallowtail vs. Monarch, Bees and Wasps
    Quiz Yourself : Why must the majority of warningly colored organisms be distasteful?
    Rates of Evolution : Gradualism vs. Punctuated Equilibrium
    Understand Concepts : Mass Extinction, Rapid Adaptive Radiation
    Review Examples: Darwin, Gould and Eldridge
    Quiz Yourself : Is rapid adaptive radiation really rapid?
    Ecology: Population Biology
    Understand Concepts:
    Natality vs. Mortality, Logarithmic Growth, Law of Minimum, Law of Tolerance
    Review Examples: Yeast Culture System (lecture 10 also); the three possible growth curves
    Know Terms : plateau, sigmoid growth curve, density dependent, carrying capacity, fermentation, ethanol, carbon dioxide Quiz Yourself: Why does wine contain a maximum of ~15% alcohol?
    Lecture 9: 9/27/01
    1) Law of Tolerance Understand Concepts: continuous growth in yeast culture system Review Example: Scarab Quiz Yourself: Why are "dung beetles" important in Australia?

    85. Untitled Document
    Define biogeography. biomes have been characterized along gradients of which ofthe following Define the difference between the environment and an ecosystem.
    Biology 112 Lab
    Community Structure and Ecosystems
    Important Vocabulary Biogeography - the study of the geographic distribution of plants and animals. Biome - a major regional community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate; also known as a vegetation zone. Ecotone - areas when the vegetation and animal forms are a mixture of two different vegetation zones or biomes. Water holding capacity - the capacity of a soil to hold onto water when the water is available. Species diversity - the variety of life forms found on earth. Diversity index - a mathematical measure of species diversity in a community. Diversity indices provide more information about community composition than simply species richness; they also take the relative abundances of different species into account. Simpson's Index (D) is a type of diversity index. Species richness - the number of species present. Evenness - the same number of individuals in each species. Environment is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "The conditions under which any person or thing lives or is developed; the sum-total of influences which modify and determine the development of life or character." The earth has four components that make up the environment.

    86. Geog 316: Lecture Notes- Ecosystems
    B. Holzman, PhD Exam 2 Review: Exam will be November 20. Review the following terms and concepts for the exam. Concentrate on lecture notes, rely on the text where noted otherwise use the text for clarification or further detail).
    Text chapters: 1-6, 7 (p191-205),8,9,13 (p377-392),14 (p428-447) Variants/Factors in Aquatic Biomes
    Vertical Zonation: Photic Zone, Aphotic Zone,
    Classification: based on bathymetry :Intertidal (Littoral) Zone, Neritic (Sublittoral) Zone, Bathyal Zone: Abyssal Zone:
    Benthic vs Pelagic Pelagic (Oceanic):
    Freshwater Biomes: Lotic, Lentic:
    Lakes :Eutrophic, Oligotrophic
    Other aquatic communities
    Patterns of Distribution:

    Definition of Niche Barriers to distribution Endemism (neoendemics and paleoendemics) Dispersal routes (Corridor, Filter, Sweepstakes) Continuous distribution Cosmopolitan distribution Disjunct distribution and hypothesize why they occur Eurytopic and Stenotopic Taxon Evolution: Theory of Natural Selection Continuous versus Punctuated evolution Adaptive radiation (examples) Conditions needed for evolution: isolation, appearance of a novel feature (mutation)

    87. Foundations Of Biogeography
    biological species. biome. biological community. Allen s Rule. C3 vs. dominant species.ecological biogeography. ecological efficiency. ecosystem. endemic.
    Foundations of Biogeography Review Questions for Midterm Exam 1. Terminology Be able to define and describe the biogeographic significance of the following terms in a sentence or two: Allopatric avifauna barrier Bergmann's Rule biological species biome biological community Allen's Rule C3 vs. C4 photosynthetic pathway carrying capacity character displacement classification climax community colonization commensalism competitive exclusion congener corridors cosmopolitan species evolution allele disjunct dispersal dominant species ecological biogeography ecological efficiency ecosystem endemic ene rgy balance environmental gradient evapotranspiration fitness fundamental niche hybridization habitat habitat selection herbivore interference competition soil-plant atmosphere continuum homeostasis stomatal resistance metapopulation immigration isotherm source-sink population dynamics life form life form spectrum genome Life Zone limiting factor microclimate microhabitat mutualism niche nutrient cycling osmotic potential net primary productivity parapatric photoperiodism photosynthesis phytogeography physiognomy predation biological population radiation realized niche relict distribution sclerophyllous secondary succession genetic drift species species diversity species richness species range sympatric taxon taxonomy transpiration trophic level zoogeography genetic recombination locus zygote 2. Historical figures in Biogeography

    88. LookSmart - Directory - Ecology
    Directory Listings About. allRefer Reference Ecology, Environmental Studies Providesdetails on the ecosystem, the food web, other vital cycles, and climax
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  • allRefer Reference - Ecology, Environmental Studies
    Provides details on the ecosystem, the food web, other vital cycles, and climax communities. Read on tundra, deserts, forests, pollution, and respiration.
    Ecology WWW Page

    Volunteer resource provides numerous links encompassing diverse aspects of ecology. Search by topic, or browse by alphabetical listing.

    Resource network for organizations and individuals working for environmental preservation and sustainability includes news updates and suggested sites.

    Provides environmental news, articles, pictures and maps. Read about transgenic crops, deforestation, endangered species and population growth. Green Map System Collaborative network encourages cities to create environmental maps that can be used to extrapolate sustainable choices and plans for the future. Univ. of Florida - Center for Wetlands
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