Slide 1Introduction to EcologyChapter 50pgs. 1080-1105An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
Slide 2Introduction to EcologyWhat do I need to know for the 3rd midterm?
Slide 3Introduction to Ecology3rd Midterm•Phylogenetic Trees- Fig. 32.11, pg. 635 inverts- Fig. 34.2, pg. 672 verts- Fig. 34.20, pg. 685 origin of tetrapods- Fig. 34.23, pg. 687amniotes- Fig. 34.38, pg. 700 primates- Fig. 34.41, pg. 702 timeline for hominids•Multiple choice•True / False•Matching•Labelling trees•Short answersExam style will be similar to the two previous midterms and my quizzes
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Slide 6Introduction to EcologyWhat should I do for my summer vacation?
Slide 7Introduction to Ecology•check out USC website•visit Allan Hancock Bldg., pick up brochure•talk to students who have taken the course
Slide 8Introduction to Ecology• more marine labs in the Caribbean• other opportunities in the Pacific•etc.
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Slide 12Introduction to EcologyChapter 50pgs. 1080-1105An Introduction to Ecology and the BiosphereRead ahead: Chapter 52, Population Ecology starts on pg. 1136, sections 52.1, 52.2, 52.6, skim others
Slide 13Introduction to Ecology•Ecology–is the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and the environment•these interactions determine distribution and abundance–oikos (from Gr.) meaning household, home or place to liveQuickTimeand aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.
Slide 14Introduction to Ecology•Ecology–has a long history as a descriptive scienceAristotle’s climate classification
Slide 15Introduction to Ecology•Ecology–today is also a rigorous experimental sciencePredator exclusion cageShamNo cage
Slide 16Introduction to Ecology•Ecology–is a highly quantitative scienceQuickTime£and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.
Slide 17Introduction to EcologyEcology and Evolutionary Biology•events that occur in ecological time–affect life on the scale of evolutionary timeQuickTime¤and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.
Slide 18Introduction to Ecologyexcerpted fromBegon, M., C.R. Townsend, and J.L. Harper. 2006. Ecology: from individuals to ecosystems. Blackwell Publishing, pp. 577.
Slide 19Introduction to EcologyOrganisms and the Environmentthe environment of any organism includes–abiotic, or nonliving components–biotic, or living componentsQuickTime§and aTIFF (Uncompressed) decompressorare needed to see this picture.