Running head: THE EFFECTS OF LIGHT ON POND WATER
The Effects of Light on Pond Water
Roberts Wesleyan College
Over a period of ten weeks I monitored and watched over a pond that was constructed in a glass
jar with pond water, rocks, tap wat
Ecology: The study of the interactions among organisms and between organisms and their environment.
Organismal: The study of how reproduction and survival are affected by the choices an organism
makes and their adaptations to a specific
Chapter 28 Outline
Protists: Eukaryotic organisms that means they have a true nucleus and are enclosed. They are also
microscopic and live in damp environments.
Informal categories based on:
Protozoa: Heterotrophic organis
Chapter 27 Outline
Archaea: A supergroup that has a number of features in common with the eukaryotic nucleus and cytoplasm.
They also have histone protein that is typically found in eukaryotes. They are also considered to be
Vertebrates (Chapter 34) Outline
Craniata: (2 characteristics)
Have a cranium, which is a bony or cartilaginous encasement for a brain.
Have a neural crest, the development of the nervous system. This will eventually develop the peripheral
Chapter 41 Outline
Neuroscience: The study of the nervous system including specialized cells that sense and transmit both electrical and
CNS: (Central Nervous System) consists of the brain and the nerve cord (In vertebrates th
Chapter 49 Outline
Obligatory exchanges: exchanges that occur with the environment that are required in order to survive such as
controlling body heat by panting or sweating.
Elimination of nitrogenous wastes: When proteins and nucleic acids are broken
Chapter 48 Outline
Respiratory system: Structures in an organism that function in gas exchange.
Gas exchange: The process of moving oxygen and carbon dioxide in opposite directions between the environment, body
fluids, and body cells
1. Oxygen must enter
Chapter 47 Outline
Gastravascular Cavity: Only one whole where water supplied with nutrients enters and leaves. The animals that
have this cavity such as cnidarians rely on water currents or the movement of their tentacles
Chapter 42 Outline
Nervous system: Sends and responses to environmental signals and coordinates movement of the skeleton and muscular
Cnidaria: Have a nerve net but there is not one nerve that can control the other neurons from firing. It
Chapters 24 and 26 Outline
Define the terms below.
Population Genetics: The study of genes and genotypes and the variation.
Gene: A unit of heredity; on the molecular aspect it is a sequence of DNA that encodes a functional product.
Chapter 18 Outline
4 proposed stages of the origins of life:
Organic molecules were produced prior to enclosed structures containing organic molecules known as
cells. These were most likely formed in deep-sea vents, a reducing atmosphere, or b
Chapter 50 Outline
Endocrine System: All of the endocrine glands and other organs with hormone-secreting cells that circulate in the blood.
Hormone: chemical released in the circulatory system that acts on one or more target tissues to affect a wide range
Diversity of Plants (Chapters 29 & 30)
Plastids, Multicellular, Eukaryotic
They are modified to with stand terrestrial environments and can grow tall and strong
Distinctive reproductive features
o Embryo with maternal tissue
o Elaborate dispersal me
Bamforth S., S. (1958). Ecological studies on the planktonic protozoa of a small artificial
pond. Limnology and Oceanography, 3(4), 398-412. Retrieved from
The article was structured with a cover page, abstract, and then
1. For this observation I observed the Golden Lion Tamarin, the genus and species is
Leontopithecus rosalia rosalia. Their natural habitat is in lowland and swamp tropical
forests in the eastern rainforests of Brazil. I found this animal i
April 21, 2012
BIO 102 Lab
From the results of the data collected in this lab, the measured parameters seemed
to correlate with the data that was collected every week in my pond. First of all the pH of
this Black Creek was found to be 8 us
BIO 102 Lab
January 25, 2012
Population Genetics Write up
Board 1: NW
Our null hypothesis did not correspond with the data received and therefore the
null hypothesis was rejected. The data was significantly different from my null
hypothesis. Our mouses be
January 18, 2012
Biology 102 Lab
Limnology Week 1
Dissolved oxygen is one of the most important variables in a pond because it is essential
to the aerobic aquatic life for metabolism. There is approximately 5 mL to 10 mL of dissolved
oxygen per liter of w
1. Chamelaucium, known as Wax Flower
There are many types of species such as the Chamelaucium ciliatum. It is in the family of
Myrtaceae so it is related to other plants such as Eucalyptus, Corymbia, and Angophora.
They mostly are found in heathland commu