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    • UofP BIO 315 Complete Study Materials. Download Now!
    • It really works! Since 2010 I've helped thousands of students do A+ work. I want you to have the best grades, but more importantly I want to help you.
    • ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED  BIO315 / BIO 315 / ENTIRE CLASS/COURSE TUTORIAL INCLUDES EVERYTHING LISTED
    • Week 1 DQ 1  Week 1 DQ 1 What is your personal definition of ecology? How do the definitions of ecology presented by Essentials of Ecology and the one proposed by Ernst Haeckel vary? Which of these previous definitions of ecology do you agree with and why?
    • Week 1 DQ 2  Week 1 DQ 2 What is the difference between evolution and natural selection? What factors make the Galapagos Islands such a fertile ground for observing evolution and natural selection? What are some other sites that you might propose to observe evolution and natural selection in action?
    • Week 1 Assignment Beren Robinson Field Study Paper  Resources: Field Study by Beren Robinson in Ch. 5 of Elements of Ecology Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining the important aspects of the study and how they relate to ecology and evolution. Describe original observations of researchers. Describe the study in detail: ·Research questions of study ·Hypotheses ·Variables in study Discuss research findings. ·Include a brief, general overview of how ecologists use evidence and observation to quantify results before going in to the specific findings of this case study. Discuss evolution and its relationship to natural selection. ·What role do they play in ecology? ·What role do they play specifically in the case study chosen? Propose a follow-up study based on the case study. Briefly address the following questions: ·What variables would you alter? ·What additional findings might you expect to discover on aspects of evolution or natural selection in your proposed study?
    • Week 2 DQ 1  Week 2 DQ 1 What is intraspecific competition? What are some examples of how the limited quantity of resources affect intraspecific completion? How does intraspecific competition affect species distribution and their evolution?
    • Week 2 DQ 2  Week 2 DQ 2 Define the terms fundamental niche and realized niche. How does competition relate to George Evelyn Hutchinson’s concept of niches? How can niche differentiation or complementary experiments explain aspects of evolutionary theory?
    • Week 2 DQ 3  Week 2 DQ 3 Describe the three main types of predator defined in ecology. How does an understanding of fitness, abundance, and foraging behavior help us understand predation? How does environmental patchiness or fragmentation affect predator–prey populations?
    • Week 2 Learning Team Exercises  Complete the following: After reading Ch. 1 of Essentials of Ecology, create an outline of the main interactions that happen between organisms, populations, and communities in an assigned ecosystem. Develop an outline and suggest additional interactions that might be important. Examine the importance and applicability of this week’s concepts to each team member and to society in general. ·Post your team’s outline from this exercise via the Assignments link. Briefly describe how this activity applied to the weekly concepts. Post a 150- to 200- word summary from your team’s examination and discussion of the weekly concepts exercise via the Assignments link.
    • Week 2 Environment, Resources, and Competition  Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: Temperature and Precipitation, Intraspecific Competition, and Interspecific Competition located on your student website Imagine you are an ecologist studying ecosystems. In this assignment, you are given a set of data to study. Review the Temperature and Precipitation data, Intraspecific Competition data, and Interspecific Competition data located on your student website. Analyze the data provided in three graphs. Environment, Resources, and Competition Presentation: Prepare a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentationthat answers the following questions: ·What are the major characteristics of the environment of the chosen ecosystem? ·How do these characteristics affect the animals, plants, and their resources living in the environment? ·Review the temperature and precipitation data. From the data, what can you determine about the role of precipitation and temperature in biomes? ·Review the Intraspecific Competition data. How is the predator community affected by low numbers of prey? How do high numbers of predators affect the prey community? What are some possible effects on other species? ·Review the Interspecific Competition data, what behavioral data might be inferred from this graph? What factors might be responsible for the success of the older mothers’ offspring? Propose a scenario that might explain the data recorded. How might interspecific competition affect the reproductive success?
    • Week 3 DQ 1  Week 3 DQ 1 What are some ways ecologists define populations? What are some of the factors that regulate populations? What challenges do ecologists encounter when studying populations?
    • Week 3 DQ 2  Week 3 DQ 2 What is demographic stochasticity? Why are small populations more susceptible to extinction from demographic stochasticity than larger populations? Why is demographic stochasticity important to biologists?
    • Week 3 DQ 3  Week 3 DQ 3 What is primary and secondary production? What are the limiting factors on primary production in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems? Why is it important for an ecologist to be able to understand the energy pathways through trophic levels?
    • Week 3 DQ 4  Week 3 DQ 4 What is a biogeochemical cycle? Describe how the hydrological cycle transports water through ecosystems. What are some examples of both benign and disruptive human contributions to biogeochemical cycles?
    • Week 3 Individual Assignment Yeast Culture Lab  Resources: University of Phoenix Materials: Lab Report Outline, Yeast Lab Worksheet, and Yeast Lab Spreadsheet located on your student website Review the Yeast Lab Worksheet. It contains images of four yeast samples that were observed at 0, 24, 48, 72, and 96 hours. Count the number of yeast cultures observed at each interval. Record the data on the Yeast Lab Spreadsheet and analyze the graphs. Write a lab report of 1,050- to 1,400-words following the Lab Report Outline provided on your student website. Address all points listed in the outline. Format your lab report consistent with APA guidelines.
    • Week 3 Learning Team Exercises  Ecosystem Stability ·Complete the following: Identify producers and consumers in your native biome and answer the following questions: ·How would removing a producer affect that biome? ·What if a consumer is removed? ·How are the results different? ·In what situation would an ecosystem be unaffected by the removal of producer or consumer? Examine the importance and applicability of this week’s concepts to each team member and to society in general. Post your team’s responses from this exercise in a 150- to 200-word summary via the Assignments link. Briefly describe how this activity applied to the weekly concepts.
    • Week 4 DQ 1  Week 4 DQ1 Define the following terms: biome, mosaic, and patch. What role does scale play in the study of ecology? Why are aquatic ecosystems classified differently than terrestrial biomes?
    • Week 4 DQ 2  Week 4 DQ 2 How does climate influence a biome? What are some of the factors that determine an area’s biome? Why do ecologists study the transitional zones between biomes?
    • Week 4 DQ 3  Week 4 DQ 3 What is the difference between species richness and diversity? What are some of the challenges in determining the species richness of a community? How can these challenges be overcome?
    • Week 4 DQ 4  Week 4 DQ 4 How do alien species affect ecosystems? How might alien plants and animals influence evolutionary differentiation? Why is understanding diversity and species richness so challenging for ecologists?
    • Week 4 Learning Team Assignment Ecosystem WebQuest and Presentation  Resource: Ecosystem WebQuest located on your student website Select an ecosystem to examine. Obtain faculty approval for your ecosystem. Navigate the Ecosystem WebQuest and answer the questions located within it. Prepare a 9- to 10- slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing your team’s selected ecosystem and Ecosystem WebQuest. Answer all of the questions within the WebQuest. Present the Ecosystem WebQuest and Presentation.
    • Week 5 Learning Team Exercises  Case Study Review and Discussion Complete the following: Read the field study in Ch. 20 of Elements of Ecology and discuss the questions at the end. Discuss any concept that a team member is having a difficult time understanding. Examine the importance and applicability of this week’s concepts to each team member and to society in general. Post your team’s solutions from this exercise as a 150- to 200-word summary via the Assignments link. Briefly describe how this activity applied to the weekly concepts.
    • Week 5 Assignment Estuary Project Paper  Resource: The San Francisco Estuary Project website Read the Introduction to the San Francisco Estuary Project Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan found on the San Francisco Estuary Project’s (SFEP) website at http://sfep.abag.ca.gov ·Select the Publications link on the left-hand side of the site. ·Select the Complete CCMP link under the heading Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) revised 2007. Choose one of the following topics to examine more closely. ·Wetlands Management ·Water Use ·Pollution Prevention and Reduction ·Dredging and Waterway Modification ·Land Use Management Write a 1,200- to 1,400-word paper on the restoration of the San Francisco Estuary in terms of one of the above aspects. Discuss the abiotic and biotic characteristics of the San Francisco Estuary. Answer the following questions: ·How has population growth in the San Francisco Bay area affected the estuary? ·How has the habitat fracture in the San Francisco Estuary been increased by human behavior? ·How is conservation being used to promote and maintain the biodiversity of plants and animals in the San Francisco Estuary? ·Assess the progress made in conserving the biodiversity of the San Francisco Estuary.