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webnotes_lec19_ecosystems_110807 - Vocabulary: Ecosystems...

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Vocabulary: Ecosystems Biodiversity Biomass Primary Production Net Primary Production Photosynthesis Cellular Respiration Trophic (levels, structure) Eutrophication Carbon cycle Pools (reservoirs) Fluxes Sinks vs. sources
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Biodiversity at 3 levels: Genetic - alleles Within population, communities Species How many? Ecosystem
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Ecosystem Organizing Principles: Matter and Energy Problem: Global Change Problem: Emergent Diseases Problem: Invasive Species Where are we going?
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Organizing Questions for Problems: Can you describe the problem? Who are the “players”? What are the relevant organisms? How are they connected? (interactions) How are they similar or different in their basic biology? Where do they get their energy? How do they reproduce? What is their role in the problem? The environment? What are the relevant abiotic factors?
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course BS 110 taught by Professor S.lawrence during the Fall '07 term at Michigan State University.

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