The Nature of Ecology
Last Modified: 2016-03-08
the relationship that all organisms have with their environment
the study of the economics of nature
Gr. "household" ~Haeckel
ie: grasslands, open ocean, prairie, savannah, desert, tropical rainforest, tundra, lakes, rivers, estuaries
(biological species concept)
ie: predators, prey, food, mutualism (organismal interaction), shelter (ALIVE), competition
ie: wind patterns, avg temperature, seasonality, soil moisture, soil nutrients, light, precipitation, climate
2. biological diversity continues to decrease
3. use of unsustainable resources continues and continues to increase
4. the levels of CO2 continue to rise, causing global warming
3. hypothesis (Ho null hypothesis - statement of no difference) (HA alternative hypothesis- statement of difference
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