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BIO 311D LECTURE 15 Ecology
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Ecology Interactions between organisms and their environments Next in the hierarchy of organization in this course
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Ecology and evolution
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Biosphere Abiotic components Biotic components
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*****Conditions necessary for life:***** 1. Nutrients to construct tissues 2. Energy for metabolic activities 3. Liquid water to bathe cells 4. Appropriate temperatures
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Organismal ecology Population ecology Community ecology Ecosystem ecology Landscape ecology
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Climate Sunlight, temperature, water, and wind Macroclimate Microclimate
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Angle of sunlight is a major contributor to climate
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Tilt of the earth
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Air cells are a major contributor to climate
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The air cells
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Another view of the air cells
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Unformatted text preview: Why the climate in California is so mild Air movement over mountain ranges: the rain shadow effect Altitude vs. latitude Biomes are distributed partly by latitude How are climates different in these different areas (i. e. sunlight)? Know the general latitudinal order of the major terrestrial biomes (the first 8 listed on the previous slide). For each terrestrial biome, know : One distinguishing characteristic Know the energy and nutrient flow chart, and the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles. That is all from Ch. 55. Energy enters and leaves the biosphere, but nothing else does. Water cycle Carbon cycle Nitrogen cycle...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2011 for the course BIOLOGY LE 49610 taught by Professor Hofmannjohann during the Summer '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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