Intro to Ecology

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Unformatted text preview: re both parasites What is ecology? The scientific study of interactions between organisms and their environment Study of interactions that determine the distribution and abundance of organisms Ecology is not environmentalism proximate (how?) vs. ultimate (why?) causes replication is important in experiments randomizatin is important replication helps control for variation variability: not average responsesrange of responses instead of mean, we look at the spread of values around the mean, or variance identical means with different variance leads to different statistical conclusions randomization put things in different places to account for environmental variability quantitative models models we can build based on facts salmon shift in global circulation patterns that affected salmon populations tend to be in high amount in Washington when low amount in Alaska Climate long term averages Weather daily conditions Uneven heating o Earth’s surface affects global a...
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2014 for the course BIOL 180 taught by Professor Jenniferfox during the Fall '12 term at Georgetown.

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