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Unformatted text preview: Principles of Ecology Biology 203 Gregg Hartvigsen ISC 344 Gregg Hartvigsen ISC 344 email = hartvig@geneseo.edu Phone: 245.5448 Office Hours = MWF 10:45 11:45 Wolf network structure affects disease dynamics in Yellowstone Gregg Hartvigsen (hartvig@geneseo.edu) SUNY Geneseo Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Ecology 203 Overview Life and the Phys Env Life and the Phys. Env. Organisms Populations Species Interactions Communities Ecosystems Ecological Applications Gregg Hartvigsen What is ecology? Ecology is a science. The role of ecology in society. Course components. Julia Butterfly Hill in Luna the coastal redwood tree = The scientific study of interactions What is ecology? = The scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environment. Evolutionary Ecology Ecosystem Ecology Population Ecology Community Ecology Theoretical Ecology Evolutionary Ecology Physiological Ecology Human Ecology Behavioral Ecology The Physical Environmen The Physical Environment Quantitative Analysis 1. Understanding 2. Prediction Ecology crosses all scales of life Molecular Ecology Phylogenies of New World midsize ground doves (Zenaida) and their associated body lice (Physconelloides) illustrating perfect (one for one) cospeciation Johnson, K. P. et al. Syst Biol 2004 53:92-94; doi:10.1080/10635150490264824 How do dandelions deter herbivory? Physiological Ecology How do lions deal with the heat of mid-day? Physiological Ecology Behavioral Ecology Why do male lions commit infanticide?...
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This note was uploaded on 07/11/2010 for the course BIO 209 taught by Professor Hartvigsen during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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