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03 - Outline Science the Environment 1 Finish up from last...

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1 Outline: Science & the Environment 1. Finish up from last time. 2. Some definitions. 3. Scientific method, hypothesis. 4. Example: florida coral reefs. 5. “Proof” and probability in science. Interested in the latest environmental news? Check out "Greenwire" through the Purdue library (search for it under eJournals). What is ecology? Ecology is the _ science _ by which we study how organisms (animals, plants, and microbes) __ interact in and with the natural _ world ________ . Please note the important key words in the above definition! Ecologist vs. Environmentalist Ecologist - __ scientist who examines the interactions among _ living things and the environment _______ Environmental scientist – A scientist who studies __ the environment and our role in it, often trying to understand or find solutions to environment problems ___. Environmentalist – A person who __ works in the social or political area to reduce _ negative human environment impacts. _.
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