Principles of Ecology. This unit is application of vocabulary. YOU MUST STUDY YOUR VOCAB!!!. What is ecology?. the scientific study of interactions among organisms and their environments sometimes the “data” collected is not numeric! qualitative research - descriptions and observations
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This unit is application of vocabulary.
YOU MUST STUDY YOUR VOCAB!!!
Unique strategies and structures important for reducing competition with other species
*Don’t forget all the other levels!
Why must an ecosystem survive by food webs and not just food chains?
Bacteria and Fungi
first trophic level, autotroph, producers
second trophic level, heterotroph, primary consumer
third trophic level, heterotroph, secondary consumer
fourth trophic level, heterotroph, tertiary consumer
DecomposerRoles Organisms Play
“The atoms of carbon, nitrogen, and other elements that make up the bodies of organisms alive today are the same atoms that have been on Earth since life began. Matter is constantly recycled.”
density increases, their affect increases
populations regardless of their density;