Reproductive strategies Chapter 9 Population distribution Chapter 11 Population

Reproductive strategies chapter 9 population

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Reproductive strategies (Chapter 9) Population distribution (Chapter 11) Population growth and dynamics (Chapters 12, 13) 3 (Memorial Day) Predation and herbivory (Chapter 14) Competition and coexistence (Chapter 16) Mutualisms (Chapter 17) Community structure and succession (Chapters 18, 19) 4 Biodiversity (Chapter 22) Landscapes and fragmentation (Chapter 23) Invasive species (Chapter 23) 5
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Recurring concepts Pattern and process Spatial and temporal scale and variability Evolutionary framework Hypothesis testing, observational studies, model selection, and modeling 6 Forest after fire: An opportunity for a “natural experiment”
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Careful! “Correlation is not causation” Complexity and directional trends; spurious correlations? Logical rigor? 7
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8 “Spurious correlations”
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Global climate Chapter 5 9
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Earth’s energy gain by solar gain and the greenhouse effect
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Earth’s incoming solar radiation and albedo (% energy reflected) varies spatially Solar equator from 23.5° N to 23.5° S 11 Image from ; data from MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)
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Distribution of incoming energy varies temporally: Seasonality and other cycles Solar equator
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Uneven heating causes atmospheric convection currents and air cells 13 Adiabatic cooling and heating and moisture holding capacity Hadley, Ferrel, and polar cells
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Evaporation - precipitation 15 ITCZ Intertropical Convergence Zone; shifts 23.5 N to 23.5 S
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