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Unformatted text preview: OUT L I N E 1: Chapter 1/Background
I. Bolds: 1. Ecosystem- Climate, soils, bacteria and animals at any particular place; abiotic and biotic. 2. Autotrophs- Producers. 3. Consumers/Heterotrophs- Consumers/Animals which need organic substrates to stimulate carbon growth and development (like fungi and animals). 4. Decomposers- Break down animal and plant material 5. Fitness- Ability to perpetuate itself measured in reproductive success. 6. Evolution- Population changing in composition to altered environment. I I. Course on: Environmental adaptations, diversity of organisms, species interactions, organization and processes of communities, population growth and limitations, evolution and population genetics, origin of life, and human impact on the environment. I I I. Environment-all the physical and biotic factors impinging upon a particular organism unit, as well as everything affected by that organism unit (an individual, a population, or even all of the organisms living together in a particular ecosystem, an entire community: levels at individuals, family group, population, species, and community); each constitute a different level on organism hierarchy. IV. Ecology-the study of the interactions/interrelationships between organisms and their environments; only seen truly in natural environment; organism could be any grouping of life and environment is biotic and physical; ecology upward and outward to view myriad of influence, holistic (entire) approach out from organism; carbon concentration dictates connection between life and that they are in their environment. V. Vanishing book of life must be examined at all costs before gone. VI. Time and Space Scaling in Ecology Daily movements (home range, territory), Dispersal events (immigration, emigration), Colonization of new areas and habitats, Geographic range expansion or contraction and Geographical patterns of diversity. ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/12/2008 for the course BIO 301M taught by Professor Jasper during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Fall '08