{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

NOTES - What is ecology o Study of the interaction between...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
What is ecology? o Study of the interaction between an organism and its environment o Study of the structure and function of nature o Study of the processes influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms, the interactions among organisms, and the interactions between organisms and the transformation and flux of energy and matter Disciplines within Ecology o Plant, Animal, Physiological, Population, Community, Ecosystem, Landscape, and Human Ecology. How Ecologist Do Things; Ecology is a Science o Paul Colinvaux – “The science that asks “why?” o Scientific Method o Hypothesis o Experiment Population o A group of individuals of the same species that occur together at the same time and the same location [ecologist definition] Ex. Plant Species (reference) Phlox Austin, TX August 200 Ex. Animal Species (reference) Extended Ex. Species: Gray Squirrel Time: 1980 vs. 2003-2004 o March: 22.8/ha [1980] Number of squirrels / acre (hecor?) o November: 51.5/ha [1980] o Summer: 41.2/ha [2003-04] o November: 47.2/ha [2003-04]
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern