Temperature - the measure of the average kinetic energy, or energy of motion, of the
molecules, in a mass of a substance
Heat - The kinetic energy in a mass of a substance
Peter Kevan- Discovered that the flowers act like small solar reflectors;
*Ecology - the study of relationships between organisms and the environment
*Scientific study of the processes influencing the distribution and abundance of organisms, the
interactions among organisms, and the interactions between organisms and
Daniel jansons goal was to restore the tropical dry forest in costa rica
- Fruit of the tree should promote food dispersal by animals
- Dependable dispersals
- Calls his approach biocultural restoration
Natural History - The study of how o
Carolus Linnaeus: developed the binomial naming system. Grouped similar species
Georges Cuvier: Developed paleontology - the study of fossils
James Hutton: concept of gradualism - present day geologic features are the result of very
Aquatic life is most profuse where the conditions are most hostile to humans (cold, wave-swept
seacoasts; in torrential mountain streams during the depth of winter; or in murky waters where
the rivers meet the sea).
Hydrologic cycle - dynamic m
CHAPTER 10 - POPULATION DYNAMICS
Population dynamics - factors influencing the expansion, decline, or maintenance of populations
(this includes dispersal, metapopulations, survival, age, and rates of change).
Births, Deaths, Immigration, and Emigration -
CHAPTER 6: WATER RELATIONS
Water relations in general - Water availability varies among biomes, salinity varies among aquatic environments, and
microclimates control the abiotic conditions that organisms actually experience. Water is
a vital abiotic facto
CHAPTER 7 - ENERGY AND NUTRIENT RELATIONS
Organisms use one of three main sources of energy:
We can group organisms based on their energy source or trophic ecology
Autotrophs - Organisms tha
CHAPTER 9 - POPULATION DISTRIBUTION AND ABUNDANCE
Population - members of the same species that live in the same area at the same time.
Species - a group of organisms that freely interbreeds naturally to produce fertile offspring.
Population Ecology - exa
CHAPTER 8 - SOCIAL RELATIONS
Behavioral Ecology - concentrates on relationships between organisms and environment that are
mediated by behavior.
Sociobiology - a branch of biology concerned with the study of social relations