Ecology - Ecology Ecology interaction between organism and...

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EcologyEcology: interaction between organism and environment- it represents understanding themechanism and predicting what influences the distribution of organisms haveoWhy do species occur where they dooWhat determines the amount of speciesIt can be studied at several different scales from individual to entire system Introduction to ecology: 1990s species began to decline- more than 99%- causes was unknownyet we had three major bird species from being very common to not at all common Ecologists determined why this occurred through necropsies – primary cause of death was kidneyfailure and when they looked at the vultures that died from kidney failure and the ones that didn’tthe substance known as dipomelamack was much more elevated in vultures that died from kidneyfailure. 1990s diplomecank was used as a painkiller in cattle. There was toxicity in vulturesbecause they consumed diplophencak through dead cattleFollowing the crash of vultures there was an uprate in patterns of diseases, foxes populationsarose, rabies increases which is a public health disaster and spiritual consequences (dead bodieseating by vultures). There are links between the ecosystem health and human health This also tells us that we don’t shit about the environment/ecosystem ecology – we are always

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