22 Biodiversity + food webs 11-11-09

22 Biodiversity + food webs 11-11-09 - Ecology 203 Overview...

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Unformatted text preview: Ecology 203 Overview Overview Life in the Phys. Env. Organisms and Evolution Populations Species Interactions Communities Ecosystems Ecological Applications Gregg Hartvigsen Communities Ecological Succession and Community Development Chapt 18 Development (Chapt 18) Biodiversity (Chapt 19) Predation and Competition Revisited (Chapt 20) Community Dynamics (Chapt 21) Species-Area Relationship (Chapt 22) Biogeography (Chapt 23) Exam III Gregg Hartvigsen Overview of Biodiversity Patterns Quantifying biodiversity Factors affecting biodiversity Function: diversity-stability relationship Stability = the ability of a community or ecosystem to return to a previous state after disturbance S t a b i l i t y McNaughton, S.J. 1977. Diversity and stability of ecological communities: a comment on the role of empiricism in ecology. Amer. Natur. 111: 515-525. Cedar Creek Long-Term Ecological Research Site, Minnesota S t a b i l i t y Tilman, D., & J.A. Downing. 1994. Biodiversity and stability in grasslands. Nature 367: 363-365.grasslands....
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22 Biodiversity + food webs 11-11-09 - Ecology 203 Overview...

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