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Ecology

The study of relationships between organisms and the environment

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Ecological organization (smallest to largest)

1) Autoecology
2) population ecology
3) community ecology
4) landscape ecology
5) ecosystem
6) macroecology
7) global ecology

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Physiological ecology

Focussed on an organism adapted to its environment. How change effects them

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Behavioural ecology

Focus on individual behaviour and how that effects interactions

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Both physiological and behavioural ecology branch into _______

Autoecology

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Autoecology

Looking at an individual lion or maple tree

How one specific animal interacts with the environment

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Population ecology

Particular species, focussing in entire population

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Population

Create a boundary, look at density, growth and interactions

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Community ecology

Looks at predation, parasitism, mutualism, and competition

Different species, not just one

Boundary needed

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Ecosystem ecology

Looks at biological, chemical, and physical processes and interactions in one location

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Landscape ecology

Enchanted of material, energy, and organism with other communities and ecosystems

Boundary needed “as far as the eye can see”

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Macroecology

Number of landscapes and communities

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Global ecology

Largest scale, things like carbon cycle

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Ecotones

Transitions from one ecosystem to another

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Scientific method order

Observation, question, hypothesis, experiment, conclusions