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EcolTestNotes - Notes for Test#1 Lecture/Chapter 1 Ecology...

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Notes for Test #1 Lecture/Chapter 1 Ecology: The study of relationships between organisms and the environment Reductionism: Breaking down the overall field of ecology into smaller components in order to understand it better Biosphere Region Landscape Ecosystem Community Interactions Population Individuals Holism: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts Disciplines: Physiological, behavioral, population, community, landscape, ecosystem Lecture/Chapter 2 Natural history: The study of how organisms in a particular area are influenced by factors such as climate, soils, predators, competitors, and evolutionary history Biomes: Major divisions of terrestrial environment - Uneven heating of the earth’s spherical surface by the sun and the tilt of the earth on its axis combine to produce predictable latitudinal variation in climate - Soil structure results from the long-term interaction of climate, organisms, topography, and parent mineral material -
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  • Spring '08
  • Blumenshine
  • warm air rises, climate Climate variation, precipitation Climate diagram, latitude Cross-latitude circulation, latitude Rain shadow

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