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BIOL 1020 – ECOLOGY UNIT LECTURE NOTES Ecology I. What is ecology? A. Ecology is the scientific study of interactions between ___________ 1. term ecology comes from the Greek oikos , _______, and logos , to study B. biotic and abiotic factors 1. What are biotic factors? Give examples. 2. What are abiotic factors? Give examples. C. climate 1. What is climate? 2. What abiotic factors are the major components of climate? 3. What effects do bodies of water have on climate? 4. What effects do mountains have on climate? Include descriptions of how elevation affects temperature, and of rain shadows. 5. What effects do seasons have on climate? Describe what causes seasons; include the terms solstice and equinox in your description. D. biomes 1. What are biomes? 2. aquatic biomes List the major aquatic biomes and their defining physical features (there are 8, giving you space here). 1 of 5
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BIOL 1020 – ECOLOGY UNIT LECTURE NOTES define the following: photic zone , aphotic zone , benthic zone Describe the process of turnover in a lake, and why it is important. What is eutrophication , and what are some likely consequences of it? 3. terrestrial biomes List the major terrestrial biomes and their characteristic vegetation types and climate (there are 8). define the following:
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