A09_207_3A_Ecology2

A09_207_3A_Ecology2 - Describing a Community 1. 2. 3. 4. 5....

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Describing a Community 1. Abundance 2. Diversity 3. Productivity 4. Complexity 5. Stability 6. Structure Often describe biodiversity at the species level (because it is a closed gene pool) But we could also discuss family diversity, or subspecies diversity, etc. Describing a Community How diverse is the community? 1. Abundance 2. Diversity 3. Productivity 4. Complexity 5. Stability 6. Structure For example, how many different species are in the community ( biodiversity ).
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Abundance & Diversity 1. Abundance 2. Diversity 3. Productivity 4. Complexity 5. Stability 6. Structure Defining Diversity: Taxonomy: How do we sort life? Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species Subspecies Carl Linnaeus
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of Life Single Celled - prokaryotes and eukaryotes Archaea (“extremophiles”) Bacteria (“germs” & blue-green algae) Protista (one-celled eukaryotes) Metazoans - multicellular, eukaryotes Fungi Plantae Animalia Prokaryote - small cell with no nucleus Eukaryote - large cell will nucleus Taxonomy: How do we sort life? Kingdom
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2012 for the course ENVSCI 204 taught by Professor Robviens during the Fall '07 term at Bellevue College.

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