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Ecology power point

  1. 1. What is Ecology?
  2. 2. Origin of the word…”ecology”  Greek origin  OIKOS = household  LOGOS = study of…  Study of the “house/environment” in which we live.
  3. 3. Ecology is study of interactions between  non-living components in the environment…  light  water  wind  nutrients in soil  heat  solar radiation  atmosphere, etc. AND…
  4. 4.  Living organisms…  Plants  Animals  microorganisms in soil, etc.
  5. 5. To study Ecology involves…  For non-living (abiotic)  Climatology  Hydrology  Oceanography  Physics  Chemistry  Geology  soil analysis, etc.  For living (biotic)  animal behavior  Taxonomy  Physiology  mathematics (population studies)  etc.
  6. 6. Ecology…  views each locale as an integrated whole of interdependent parts that function as a unit. tundra caribou
  7. 7. The interdependent parts are…
  8. 8.  Nonliving  dead organic matter  nutrients in the soil and water.  Producers  green plantsTundra
  9. 9.  Consumers  herbivores and carnivores  Decomposers  fungi and bacteria Tundra Caribou
  10. 10. ECOLOGY: Levels of Organization - a hierarchy of organization in the environment
  11. 11. Levels of organization - Terms  Biosphere  Surface of the earth  Composed of many ecosystems  Ecosystem  Large or small as we decide  Backyard, O’Melveney Park, Hedge along Room 110, etc.
  12. 12. Levels of organization - Terms  Population – one species live in one place at one time  Community – All populations (diff. species) that live in a particular area.
  13. 13. Levels of organization - Terms  Habitat – physical location of community  Organism – simplest level of organization
  14. 14.  Very complex  Can contain 100’s to 1000’s of interacting species.
  15. 15. THEN… Ecology is an integrated and dynamic study of the environment.
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