Lecture 15 goals - Lecture 1 goals Biol 201 Part I: WHAT IS...

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Lecture 1 goals – Biol 201 Part I: WHAT IS ECOLOGY? Be able to: Define ecology. List and order the major levels of the ecological hierarchy. Identify the major ecological currency (or currencies) studied at each level of the ecological hierarchy. Recognize and discuss examples of connections between the biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems. Recognize and discuss examples of web structures in ecological systems. Identify pathways of effects in ecological webs. Recognize and discuss examples of human domination of ecological systems. Explain linkages among the above. Reading: All of Chapter 1.
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Part II: GLOBAL NATURAL HISTORY Be able to: Explain the biome concept. Explain the relationship of earth’s biomes to climate (temperature and precipitation). Recognize and briefly explain major similarities and differences between biomes. We do not expect you to memorize every detail about each biome that the book presents, but you should have a somewhat deeper understanding than just the lecture material. Identify the global geographic distribution of the major biomes.
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2010 for the course BIOL 201 taught by Professor Severdio during the Spring '10 term at University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Lecture 15 goals - Lecture 1 goals Biol 201 Part I: WHAT IS...

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