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March_4-ecology

March_4-ecology - its associated physical features •...

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March 4-Ecology Primate biology o Gorillas, chimpanzees, and humans all very similar Traits that change o Bipedal (walk upright) o Very upright in posture o Large brains (convoluted ridges on brain) o Speech and symbols o Tool making o Reduced jawbone more fragile o Shorter Gi tract o Lack hair 6 million years with humans Ecology o How we relate to our environment o Study of plants animals and microbes in their environments Hierarchy of organization o Individual o Polulation Described by a geographic area (I species in a defined area) o community (group of plants animals and microbes that live and work together o ecosystem includes community, temperature,humidity, water includes community and
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Unformatted text preview: its associated physical features • habitat o where animal lives o succession what happens when you devastate an ecosystem and then leave the ecosystem for a long time stages of ecosystem change after and natural disaster • Niche o Relationships organisms have who eats it, what does it eat, what temp does it like? • Biomes • Types of interactions o Mutualism Each species benefits o Competition Neither species benefits o Predation/parasitism Predators kill the host, parasites allow the host to live so they can continue to eat forever...
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