03 - Outline Science the Environment 1 Finish up from last time 2 Some definitions 3 Scientific method hypothesis 4 Example florida coral reefs

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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. _ . • These are different, although not exclusive
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2011 for the course FNR 103 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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03 - Outline Science the Environment 1 Finish up from last time 2 Some definitions 3 Scientific method hypothesis 4 Example florida coral reefs

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