MSL: Mean Sea Level
MLLW: Mean Lower Low Water
I-85-N to 101-N
North on 101-N, ~2 miles to San Antonio Rd. exit.
(If coming from the north, its called San Antonio Rd. North exit)
Turn right (east) on San Antonio Rd.
Designing an Ecological Study
from G.W. Cox, General Ecology Laboratory Manual
What kinds of questions do ecologists study?
How can one identify an ecological topic for investigation?
What steps do ecologists follow in testing hypotheses about ecological
Subtidal Ecology at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
The answers to most questions can be found by viewing and reading the displays, by asking the docents, and by discussion
with your classmates - but MOSTLY determined by YOU based on OBSERVATIONS of the creatur
ECOLOGY FIELD EXERCISE
Day & Time of Start:
NATURE TRAIL AT VILLA MONTALVO
At the end of this activity, you should be able to:
1. List the communities seen along the nature trail at Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, and
some of the abioti
Bio-6C Field Project: Report & Presentation
Your project report will consist of a typed abstract & reference list, and an oral presentation to the class.
Each presentation will include a PowerPoint slide set, and should be precisely twenty minutes long, p
Ecology Research Project
This project is designed to give you some hands-on experience in ecological or ethological fieldwork and
applications of the scientific method to your original ideas. Working in a small group, you will design, conduct,
A Remarkable Geography
Climate and Topography
By Eric Kauffman
California is one of the few places where five major
climate types occur in close proximity. Here, the
Desert, Cool Interior, Highland, and Steppe climates
border a smaller region of Mediterra
1. Which characteristic was the most successful for each of the predator and the prey
populations? What was the selective pressure that allowed this characteristic to be
successful? Remember that selective pressures are external factors, either environmen