Review Sheet for Exam I: Ecology LBS 144
For chaps 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, the case study and the reading
What is the central goal of ecology?
What are the different areas of studies and the goals of each area?
Defn abiotic, biotic
Defn climate, weather
Why are the tropics warm?
Need to understand the way heat moves around the globe…atmospheric circulation,
Need to understand how air moves in a circulation cell (hot rises, low pressure…etc)
What are the different types of atmospheric cells?
How do they affect rainfall?
Why do we get seasons?
What is a rain shadow?
How do currents moderate climate?
You should know the 6 major biomes and the temp and rainfall?
Which biomes are most productive?
You should know what abiotic factors distinguish aquatic habitats?
Defn lotic, lentic, pond vs. lake, wetland vs. lake, photic, aphotic, limnetic, littoral,
Defn intertidal, neritic, oceanic
Defn and differences between ultimate and proximate causation of behavior
Defn of learning, ethology
Defn of fixed action pattern, ex.,
Ex. of a highly flexible behavior
Defn innate, conditional strategy, imprinting, classical conditioning, fitness, cognition,
What does the crow bending wires to get food experiment show us?
What mechanisms can be responsible for proximate causation?
Defn of communication