GEL 107 (7) - GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY Lecture 8: Paleoecology...

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1 GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY Lecture 8: Paleoecology What is ecological hierarchy? How can we classify habitats? Is there direct fossil evidence for ecological processes? What are environmental limiting factors? How can we reconstruct ancient ecosystems? Biosphere Ecosystems Communitites Habitat global local Biosphere
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2 Ecosystem A natural unit defined by the sum of all its physical and biological characteristics Tundra wildflowers lichen moss Characteristic flora Characteristic fauna reindeer Ocean
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3 Communities Local associations of actually or potentially interacting organisms Rocky intertidals Rocky intertidals Habitat The actual physical environment where the organism lives Tide pools What is ecological hierarchy? How can we classify habitats? Is there direct fossil evidence for ecological processes? What are environmental limiting factors? How can we reconstruct ancient ecosystems?
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4 Temperature Oxygen Salinity Depth and Light Oceans Temperature • varies inversely with latitude • more uniform with depth
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2009 for the course GEL GEL 107 taught by Professor Jishin during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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GEL 107 (7) - GEL107: PALEOBIOLOGY Lecture 8: Paleoecology...

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