ecology web - ANIMALS AND THEIR ECOLOGICAL NICHES

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ECOLOGY _______________________________________________________ LEVELS IN ECOLOGY BIOSPHERE ECOSYSTEM COMMUNITY POPULATION ORGANISM _______________________________________________________ ECOSYSTEMS PARTS OF AN ECOSYSTEM NONLIVING COMPONENTS LIVING COMPONENTS P R O D U C E R S A U T O T R O P H S CONSUMERS HETERPTROPHS DECOMPOSERS ENERGY FLOW IN ECOSYSTEMS FOOD CHAINS PRODUCERS PRIMARY CONSUMERS (HERBIVORES)
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SECONDARY CONSUMERS (CARNIVORES) DECOMPOSERS TROPHIC LEVELS GENERAL CONCEPTS ECOLOGICAL PYRAMIDS HUMANS - EATING LOWER IN THE FOOD CHAIN TROPHIC LEVELS & TERRITORY REQUIREMENTS LISTEN TO THE EFFECT OF OUR FISHING METHODS ON MARINE FOOD CHAINS AT http://webhome.broward.edu/~sobenauf/zoo2010/podcasts%20zoo/Fishing%20down%20the%20food%20chain.mp3 NUTRIENT CYCLES IN ECOSYSTEMS GENERAL CONCEPTS CARBON CYCLE NITROGEN CYCLE
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Unformatted text preview: ANIMALS AND THEIR ECOLOGICAL NICHES _______________________________________________________ INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ANIMAL POPULATIONS REPRODUCTION & GROWTH ANIMAL POPULATIONS RESOURCES CARRYING CAPACITY POPULATION INTERACTIONS PREDATOR-PREY HOST-PARASITE COMMENSALISM & MUTUALISM COMPETITION KEYSTONE SPECIES DEFINITION EXAMPLES: ALLIGATOR EXAMPLES: SEA OTTER _______________________________________________________ BIODIVERSITY & EXTINCTION BIODIVERSITY DEFINITION WHY DOES IT MATTER? CREATING NEW SPECIES EXTINCTION GENERAL CONCEPTS MASS EXTINCTIONS CURRENT EXTINCTION RATE CAUSES OF BIODIVERSITY LOSS LOSS OF TERRESTRIAL HABITATS D E F O R E S T A T I O N DESERTIFICATION LOSS OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS AND HABITATS WETLANDS DESTRUCTION OVERFISHING & BYCATCH CLIMATE CHANGE _______________________________________________________...
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