Flashcards in Lecture 30-Ecology Deck (111)
Ecology = (__________ + __________).
Oikos + logos
Ecology is the scientific study of interactions between __________ and __________.
How many subdisciplines are there within ecology?
What are the 6 subdisciplines within ecology?
Organismal, population, community, ecosystem, landscape, and global ecology
Organism all ecology is made up of:
Organisms and their environments
Population ecology is made up of:
Populations and their environments
Community ecology is made up of:
Biotic interactions between species
Ecosystem ecology is made up of:
Energy flow and chemical cycling
Landscape ecology is made up of:
Interactions among ecosystems
Global ecology is made up of:
An organism's environment is determined by both __________ and __________ factors.
Examples of abiotic factors are:
Physical, chemical, and geological factors
Examples of biotic factors are:
Prey, competitors, and predators
Interactions determines __________ and __________ of organisms.
__________ determines distribution and abundance of organisms.
A long-term, prevailing weather condition in a particular area.
The main components of climate are:
Temperature, precipitation, sunlight, and wind
Climate at a global, regional, or local level.
Climate that shows very fine patterns (e.g. fallen logs)
Incidence of __________ __________ drives global climate.
Incidence of solar radiation does what?
Drives global climate
There is __________ __________ in sunlight intensity.
There is latitudinal variation in:
Why does the intensity of solar radiation vary seasonally?
Because Earth is tilted on its axis relative to its plane of orbit around the sun
Intense solar radiation near the equator initiatives a global pattern of __________ __________ and __________.
Air circulation, precipitation
30 degrees N and 30 degrees S have __________ climates.
_____ degrees _____ and _____ degrees _____ have arid climates, often associated with desert.