02 Principles of Ecology

02 Principles of Ecology - Principles of Ecology I....

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Principles of Ecology I. Definition of Ecology A. Ecology : the study of one’s surrounding B. Ecologists study the interactions between individuals, species, and the physical II. Principles of matter and energy A. Matter 1. Three phases 2. Law of Conservation of Matter ( There is no away) B. Energy 1. Kinetic Energy-contained in moving objects 2. Potential Energy-stored energy for use 3. Heat-energy that can be transferred between objects of diff temps. C. Thermodynamics 1. First Law-energy is conserved (There’s no free lunch) 2. Second Law-with each transfer of energy, less energy is available. Entropy always increases (You can never break even) III. Building blocks of life A. Atom 1. Ion - Charged atom 2. Isotope – same # protons, different # neutrons B. Molecule C. Compound. IV. Acids and Bases A. Acids release hydrogen ions (H + ) in water. B. Bases take up
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