Lecture%201%20-%20Jan%2019%202011[1]

Lecture%201%20-%20Jan%2019%202011[1] - Welcome to ECOLOGY...

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Instructors: Drs. Kitty Gehring and Kevin Hultine E-mail: Catherine.Gehring@nau.edu Kevin.Hultine@nau.edu Welcome to ECOLOGY BIO/ENV 326
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Class format Lecture outlines available before each lecture (on Vista) PowerPoint available after each lecture (on Vista) Quiz every Friday except exam weeks (total of 12, drop lowest 2). SORRY, NO MAKE-UP quizzes Two mid-term exams, cumulative final exam
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What is ecology? Ecology is the study of relationships between organisms and the environment (Molles) Emphasis on relationships, interactions
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Ernst Haeckel was the first to use the term, ecology, in 1870. He defined it as follows: “By ecology, we mean the body of knowledge concerning the economy of nature – the investigation of the total relations of the animal both to its organic and to its inorganic environment. . … ecology is the study of all the complex interrelationships referred to by Darwin as the conditions of the struggle for existence.”
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Scales of Ecological Investigation: Ecological systems can be as small as individual organisms or as large as the entire globe.
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Scales of Ecological Investigation: Ecological systems can be as small as individual organisms or as large as the entire globe.
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Scales of Ecological Investigation: Ecological systems can be as small as individual organisms or as large as the entire globe.
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Scales of Ecological Investigation: Ecological systems can be as small as individual organisms or as large as the entire globe.
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Scales of Ecological Investigation: Ecological systems can be as small as individual organisms or as large as the entire globe.
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course BIO 326 taught by Professor Gehring,c during the Spring '08 term at N. Arizona.

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