1Ecology 1Chapters 52 and 54Overview: The Scope of EcologyEcologyis the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and the environment (term derived from Greek, oikos- place to live, logos–to study)These interactions determine distribution of organisms and their abundanceEcology reveals the richness of the biosphereObservationHypothesisQuantifyManipulateRevise hypothesisShamCageDarwin -“Natural Historian”Fig. 52-3TroughPipe“Dry”“Wet”“Ambient”Walker Branch Watershed. Pipes and troughs used to move water between plots to study how forest responds to altered precipitation
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