ECOLOGY 1_Student H_O-Sp '10

ECOLOGY 1_Student H_O-Sp '10 - ECOLOGY 1 - Friday, April 9,...

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ECOLOGY 1 - Friday, April 9, 2010 Introduction to ecology; behavioral ecology Note: Material from this lecture and the continuation of behavioral ecology in lecture on April 12 will be included on the third midterm. Introduction to ecology - What is ecology? - Connections to other parts of Bio 25 energetics; evolution by natural selection Ecology at multiple hierarchical scales - an overview - Individual behavioral ecology physiological ecology – limiting resources - Population, single species g roup properties - Community – multiple species What is an ecological community? (application to lab next week!) introducing concept of a food chain (application to lab next week!) - Ecosystem energy flow, nutrient cycling food chains from ecosystem ecology perspective - Biosphere Behavioral ecology - Three provocative behavior questions: Who to mate with? When to be altruistic? Where to live & why migrate?
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ECOLOGY 1_Student H_O-Sp '10 - ECOLOGY 1 - Friday, April 9,...

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