B1510F07_L11_intro+to+ecology+the+physical+env

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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 Module 2: Ecology The study of the interactions of organisms with their physical and biological environment. Everything is connected to everything else. Some examples questions that ecologists ask. Major themes. Behavior Life history strategies and population dynamics Interactions between individuals and species, community structure. Ecosystem dynamics, biogeochemistry
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 the relationship between ecology and evolution Dobzhansky: “Nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution.” Begon et al.: “Very little in evolution makes sense, except in the light of ecology the ecological setting provides the context for selection
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 the dawn of ecology some understanding of ecology was intrinsic to natural history oikos : Greek word for “house”; logos : “study of” John Graunt (1662) – formalized the study of demography (human pop. growth rates), and concluded that human pop.s were limited Thomas Malthus (1798) – essay on population growth and its limiting factors (mainly, food) recall the importance this paper held for Darwin
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 Hawaiian honeycreepers biogeography
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 European starling ( Sturnus vulgaris ) biogeography
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 Colorado squawfish ( Ptychocheilus sp. ) biogeography
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 Colorado squawfish ( Ptychocheilus sp. )
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Biology 1510 Georgia Tech School of Biology Fall 2007 Fisheries
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 1510 taught by Professor Lockrogers during the Fall '07 term at Georgia Tech.

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