ecology_001 - APBIOLOGYOUTLINEFORECOLOGY: ECOLOGY: 1.HABITAT

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AP BIOLOGY OUTLINE  FOR ECOLOGY: ECOLOGY: 1.  HABITAT A.  ABIOTIC FACTORS: CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL B.  BIOTIC  FACTORS: SPECIES INTERACTIONS 2.  POPULATION GROWTH AND REGULATION A. LIFE HISTORY: FECUNDITY, SURVIVORSHIP,     MORTALITY, AGE STRUCTURE B. DENSITY-DEPENDENT AND DENSITY-INDEPENDENT      FACTORS 3.  COMMUNITY STRUCTURE, GROWTH, AND REGULATION A. SUCCESSION AND CLIMAX COMMUNITIES B. MAJOR BIOMES 4.  ENERGY FLOW AND PRODUCTIVITY IN ECOSYSTEMS A. FOOD CHAINS AND WEBS B. TROPHIC LEVELS AND PYRAMIDS C. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PRODUCTIVITY 5.  BIOGEOCHEMICAL CYCLES:  NITROGEN, CARBON, PHOSPHORUS, AND WATER 6.  HUMAN ECOLOGY: A. RESOURCES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT B. ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS AND      THEIR EFFECTS ESSAY QUESTIONS: 1959: Starting with an open pond of water or with a bare sand beach, discuss the  natural succession from a pioneer community to a climax community with  respect to: 1)  physiographic factors 2)  biotic factors 3)  the order of some of the successional stages which might be        expected to occur 1961: Describe the complete cyclic movement of nitrogen within a balanced biotic              community. 1963:
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From an ecological standpoint, discuss briefly the interaction of organisms in: a)  the carbon-oxygen cycle b)  a specific food chain 1966: The retreat of a glacier leaves barren rock and soil that may be low or 
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ecology_001 - APBIOLOGYOUTLINEFORECOLOGY: ECOLOGY: 1.HABITAT

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