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1 L 7 Ecology1 Acorn Connection
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2 White footed mouse:eat acorns,carry Lyme Disease in their blood Lecture Outline Golden Rule Some Concepts Biological Evolution Interaction Between Species Genetic Engineering
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3 Home Golden Rule of the Environment Stephen J.Gould 1993 Earth time and human time Need an appropriate environmental ethic
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4 Fundamental Characteristics of an Ecosystem Structure -- living and non-living Process -- cycling of chemicals,flow of energy Function -- Rates of energy flow and cycling of chemicals Change -- succession Minimum System (Ecosystem) That Can Sustains Life At least one autotroph At least one decomposer A liquid medium Source and sink of energy All chemicals required by autotroph
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5 Some Concepts Ecological community Food chain Habitat Niche Community effect Keystone species Energy and Ecosystems
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6 Ecological Community Set of interacting species Occur in same place
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2009 for the course ENV S 2 taught by Professor Keller during the Winter '09 term at UCSB.

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