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Community Ecology
Introduction to EcologyWhat is ecology?Levels of biological hierarchyCommunity EcologyTypes of interactionsWhat ecologists doDetecting PatternsDeveloping and testing hypotheses***Today’s lab!
Ecology is the study of:interactions between organisms and theirenvironmentEnvironment = biotic & abiotic environmentdistribution and abundance of organisms/speciesA way of understanding the natural world
Ecology Levels
Levels of biological hierarchy1.Individual organisms-Physiological, evolutionary, and behavioral ecology
Levels of biological hierarchy2.Populations= individuals of a species living in same locale-Densities, abundance, population dynamics-TODAY!
Levels of biological hierarchy3.Communities= different species living in same locale-Interactions between species, diversity, food webs-i.e. predation, mutualisms, competition -> TODAYas well.
Levels of biological hierarchy4.Ecosystems- all biotic and abiotic components of the system-Nutrient cycling, carbon cycle
Community Ecology
Competition
Intraspecific/ interspecificcompetition
Exploitation/ interferenceCompetition
Competitive Exclusion
Resource Partitioning
Today’s Lab: CompetitionE. globulus

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Term
Fall
Professor
Carlson,Mischel,Power
Tags
Ecology, Plants, Evolution, Shannon Diversity Index, biological hierarchy, E globulus, Eucalyptus globulus trees

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