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 Biology

Vocabulary:

ecology
biosphere
biome
ecosystem
community
population
organism
habitat
biotic
abiotic
niche
generalist
specialist
producers
consumers
decomposers
herbivore
carnivore
omnivore
detritivore
biomass
trophic levels
food chain
food web
water cycle
carbon cycle
nitrogen cycle

populations:
  dispersion
  birth rate
  death rate
  life expectancy
  exponential
    model
  logistic model
  carrying  
    capacity
  limiting factors
  density-
     independent
     factors
  density
    dependent
    factors
  demographics

predation
competition

symbiosis:
  mutualism
  commensalism
  parasitism

succession:
  primary
  secondary
  climax
    community
  pioneer species

 
 Download
Field Study Form for succession plot...

 Honors Chapter reading for this unit:

 Levels of organization (361)
  Ecosystems (362)
  Biotic/Abiotic (363)
  Niche (365)
  Energy Transfer-Producers/Consumers (366-367)
  Food chains/webs, trophic levels (368-369)
  Water/Carbon/Nitrogen cycles (371-374)
  Population dynamics (381-389)
  Predation (399)
  Competition (401)
  Symbiosis (403)
  Succession (408)

 

   

    Peer reviewed research articles on Global Warming:
        Robinson      deFreitas

     "Tragedy of the Commons,"
   Garrett Hardin, Science, 162(1968):1243-1248.
        

    Find out what your Ecological Footprint is...

    Human parasites doc.

    http://www.parasitesinhumans.org/
 

 


  The Virtual Museum of Ecology

 

Everything you need to know for your high school biology unit on Ecology, made into a fun tour of rooms and hallways.

Easy on the note taking:  most of it is here.
 


Power points used in class:
    
1. Populations and Limiting Factors
 

2. Interrelationships Among Organisms

3. Succession, Trophic Levels, Food Webs, Biomes

4. Cycles

Cycles

5. Greenhouse Gasses
You should know these 6 gasses and how they work


Try the Carbon Cycle Game

Here are some Mind Maps I made of these cycles. 
Mind maps are an excellent technique to organize information
into a picture that your brain can more easily read and understand. 
You can make them easily on a website like bubbl.us
or on a free app like SimpleMind.

 


Recycling:  Paper/bottle recycling, composting, reforestation

Check out our recycling page  
 


Ecocolumns

 Instructions
 
Inventory sheet

 
Possible plants/animals

Bring 2 liter or 3 liter bottles (two per group), along with all other materials you will need to assemble your ecocolumn, by Tuesday, September 3.


 The Great Global Warming Swindle

  This documentary will be viewed partly in class.  Please take the time to finish it. 

 

 

 

   
 

“[Another] reason environmental extremism emerged was because world communism failed, the wall came down, and a lot of peaceniks and political activists moved into the environmental movement, bringing their neo-Marxism with them and learned to use “green” language in a very clever way to cloak agendas that actually have more to do with anti-capitalism and anti-globalization than they do …with ecology or science.”

Patrick Moore
Co-founder, Greenpeace