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Unformatted text preview: Study Guide - Lectures for Exam 2 Ecological concepts Biosphere Energy flow through ecosystems Global warming and cooling Climate history and climate projections Greenhouse Effect and responsible gasses Effects of global warming Sea level rise Plant and animal extinction Weather changes Movement of diseases to warm areas Movement of insect pests to warm areas UN Framework Convention on Climate Change – 1992 Kyoto Protocol – 1997 Unanswered questions – clouds, ocean productivity, loss of ice caps and forests? Nutrients, macro and micro Nutrients recycle through ecosystems Nitrogen fixation and nitrification Biogeochemical cycles Species Population Community Habitat, important habitat functions Habitat complexity and carrying capacity Environment, biotic and abiotic Ecosystems, characteristics of ecosystems Terrestrial ecosystems – differ by rainfall, temperature, soil nutrients, and elevation Aquatic ecosystems – differ by depth, nutrient concentration, flow, light penetration, salinity, and depth...
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- Spring '08