Distinguish between intraspecific
competition and interspecific competition.
Learn the vocabulary and understand the
examples in the text (on your own).
Apply the graphical interpretation of the
Lotka-Volterra Competition M
Population Distribution and
Explain what factors can limit the
distribution and abundance of
Distinguish between population
distribution and dispersion.
Define metapopulation structure, and
explain the consequenc
Predation and Herbivory
Learn the vocabulary (on your own).
Use graphical analysis to understand how the
Lotka-Volterra predator-prey models indicate
that predator and prey systems tend to cycle.
Give examples of:
adaptations to avoid
Differentiate between geometric growth,
exponential growth, and logistic growth,
and learn the equations!
Distinguish density-dependent population
regulation and density-independent
Life History Strategies
Conceptualize life history strategy as a
set of decisions about growth and
Compare and contrast different ways
to classify organisms based on life
history (lots of vocabulary)
Compare and contrast
NRES 219 Writing Extension 3
Is there a difference between healthy ecosystems and unhealthy ecosystems?
There are quite a few differences between healthy and unhealthy ecosystems. The health of an
ecosystem is constituted by three factors: its stability,
NRES 219 Writing Extension 1
The concept map that I chose was Concept Map B, and the concepts I chose were Healthy
Ecosystem -promotes-> Species Interactions -which increase with-> Biodiversity -which
supports-> Stability. This essentially means that for