Biology Chapter 50 Objectives

Biology Chapter 50 Objectives - Chapter 50: An Introduction...

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Chapter 50: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere The Scope of Ecology 1. Ecology: the study of how organisms interact with their environment. Ecologists study interactions between organisms and the environment. 2. Ecological time translates into effects over the longer scale of evolutionary time. 3. Abiotic components are nonliving components-chemical and physical factors- of an environment. Biotic components are living components of an environment. 4. Organismal ecology : the branch of ecology concerned with the morphological, physiological, and behavioral ways in which individual organisms meet the challenges posed by their biotic and abiotic environments Population ecology : the study of populations in relation to the environment, including environmental influences on population density, and distribution, age structure, and variations in population size Community ecology : the study of how interactions between species affect community structure and organization Ecosystem ecology : the study of energy flow and the cycling of chemicals among the various biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem Landscape ecology
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This note was uploaded on 08/29/2009 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Sakji during the Fall '08 term at Linn Tech.

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Biology Chapter 50 Objectives - Chapter 50: An Introduction...

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