all the individuals of a species that live in the same
geographic area and are able to interact and
the changes over time of a pop. Size and
Minimum viable population
the smallest mat of individuals
A population compromises all the individuals of a species that live in the same geographic area
Ecologists who study changes in population size and makeup (pop. Dynamics) find that some
pop. Sizes change predictably while others
What is air pollution?
Dangerous contaminants in our air that cause health or environmental problems
What is a contaminant?
Chemicals or tiny particles - CFC, CO2, CH4, etc
Where does air pollution come from?
Natural sources or human activities
Chapter 19 - Bringing Down the Mountain
Coal: what is is good for?
We burn it to make energy
What is energy?
From the scientific perspective energy is the capacity to do work
From the social perspective, energy is our lifeblood
Energy: where does it
Fisheries and aquaculture
What is the future of fishing and why is this the case?
Fishery: the industry devoted to commercial fishing, or the places where fish are caught, harvested, processed, and sold
Why are fisheries so important: becaus
Boreal forest - high elevations - high latitudes this is correct not the book
Temperate forests - distinct temperature seasons - can be evergreen or deciduous. Mis latitudes
Tropical forest; similar temps year round.
Chapter - 10
Evolutionary biology - helps us understand the diversity of life and how populations change
over time. It does not study creation or origin of life.
Evolution is the change in gene frequency within a population
Biodiversity: the variety of life on earth
Measure of all the plant animal and microbial species in an area or on earth
Genetic diversity: variety in genes among individuals of the same species
Ecological diversity: the variety
Community ecologist ask questions like:
Why are there more species in this ecosystem than that one?
What will the impact be of this species
Community ecology also includes understanding how species contribute to
Fall 2012 Final Exam Study Guide
For all labs review & know the following: Procedure/ processes observed; purpose of techniques; prelab
questions, worksheet questions, quiz questions; what did we use? Why did we use it?
Be able to connect different concep
The surroundings or conditions in which any given
a field of research that is used to understand the
natural world ad our relationship to it. It is
fossil fuel formed when plant material is buried in
oxygen poor conditions and subjected to high heat
and pressure over a long time
surface mining technique that uses explosives to
blast away the top of a mountain to ex
net loss of tress in a forested area
coniferous forests found at high latitudes and
altitudes characterized by low temperatures and low
found in areas with 4 seasons and a moder