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Introduction to Ecology Lecturer: Dr. Darrel L. Murray E-mail: To: [email protected] RE: BioS 101-…… Office Hrs: 12-1pm MWF Office Location: 3472 SES Readings: Freeman Chapter 50 (pages 1144-1156) Webpage:http://www.uic.edu/classes/bios/bios101/ MurrayMolumbia07.htm
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Ecology The study of interactions of living things with each other and their physical environment. Ecological events occur within a time frame of one to several generations.
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Ecologists Study Populations-- A group of individuals that interact while seeking resources or producing offspring. Communities -- An assemblage of populations of different species. Biomes -- Large geographic regions that have similar vegetation and climate. Biosphere -- The living portion of planet earth.
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Questions Ecologists Ask Why certain species of plants or animals are present at some times or places and not others? What factors influence abundance? What path does matter and energy follow in moving from one living thing to another?
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Ecologists Answer Questions By Careful Observations of Nature. Laboratory Experiments. Mathematical Models. Computer Simulations. Controlled Field Experiments.
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BIOME A collection of communities that share similar vegetation and climate. Occupies a large geographical area. QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Biomes of the World QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Study the North American portion of map on page 1150 in
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Climate of Biomes of North America Climate is the prevailing long term weather of a given region. Weather is the day to day atmospheric conditions of temperature, precipitation, sunlight, and wind. QuickTimeª and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Climate Characteristics of a Deciduous (Temperate) Forest The current climate of the Chicago region is that of a Deciduous Forest Biome. Past climate favored a
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