Areas of Ecology Organismal Ecology - Physiological, morphological, and behavioral adaptations species make to live in an environment Population Ecology - Numbers Community Ecology - Btw species Ecosystem Ecology - Nutrient and energy changes and movement study Conservation biology - study interactions resulting in species being found where, so know how to help Types of Aquatic Ecosystems Ocean upwelling - wind blows->surface moves->nutrients come up from bottom Lake Turnovers - Winter=water at bottom nutrient and top oxygen, Spring=Top warm and falls bringing down O2 and up nutrients, Summer=bottom cool and nutrient and top warm and O2, Fall=Cool water sinks and brings down O2 and up nutrients Light in water - different colors can affect being seen, freshwater can see farther Freshwater zones - Littoral, Limnetic, Photic, Aphotic, Benthic Detritus - dead organic matter Wetlands: Emergent vegitation - grow above water surface
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2012 for the course SCI 2341 taught by Professor Yates during the Spring '11 term at Alabama.