Laboratory_2_Pyramid_of_Biomass

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Laboratory 2: Pyramid of Laboratory 2: Pyramid of Biomass and Energy, Biomass and Energy, Ecological Succession Ecological Succession
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Objectives Objectives Understand the pyramid of biomass and energy Understand the concept of ecological succession Understand our campus as an ecosystem
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What is Ecology? What is Ecology? Ecology is the study of all the biotic (living) and abiotic (non-living) components of the environment. The term was first used by the German biologist Ernst Haeckel in 1866 which literally translated from Greek means the “study of the household of nature”
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Biotic vs. Abiotic Biotic vs. Abiotic Biotic Factors Plants Animals Abiotic Factors Sun Temperature Wind Water Geology Many, many more
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What Ecosystem Do We Live In? What Ecosystem Do We Live In? Kentucky is in the eastern temperate deciduous forest Plants: Oaks, hickories, ferns, rose, & birch Animals: White-tailed deer, black bear, coyote, chipmunks, etc. Climate: 4 distinct seasons; average 70ºF in the summer; about 32-35 inches of rain annually
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Ecological Succession Ecological Succession What is succession? The often predictable series of changes in
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This note was uploaded on 08/08/2010 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Dr.dave during the Spring '08 term at E. Kentucky.

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