Chapter 52 notes

Chapter 52 notes - Chapter 52 -ecology- the scientific...

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Chapter 52 -ecology- the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and their environment. *Ecology integrates all areas of biological research and informs environmental decision making -Types of ecology 1) organismal ecology- concerned with how an organism’s structure, physiology, and behavior meet the challenges posed by its environment. 2) population ecology- analyzes factors that affect population size and why it changes through time 3) community ecology- examines how interactions between species affect community structure and organization 4) ecosystem ecology- emphasizes energy flow and chemical cycling between organisms and their environment 5) landscape ecology- focuses on factors controlling exchanges of energy, materials, and organisms across multiple ecosystems 6) global ecology- examines how the regional exchange of energy and materials influences the functioning and distribution of organisms across the biosphere -Rachel Carson wrote the book Silent Spring which ultimately led to the ban of the pesticide DDT and more stringent requirements for other chemicals *Interactions between organisms and their environment limit the distribution of
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