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ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Evolutionarily Stable Strategy, Convergent Evolution, Cactus

Lecture 3 Animal names need to be italicized. Castor canadensis Capital in first word, lower case in second word Convergent evolution, violet in Ontario vs. Darwin orchid. Converged on the same appearance with nectar spur ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Brendon Larson
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Coevolution, Macroevolution, Pollination

Ecology vs. Environmentalism Ecology is the science Environmentalism is care for the environment Some things to note It can provide hypotheses but It cant provide proof Variation Variation within an individual Evolution by...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Brendon Larson
ENVS195 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Precautionary Principle, Oka Crisis, Ecosystem Services

L11- Planning Management Philosophy Tuesday, October 16, 2018 1:31 PM Planning and Management Debate 1. Government vs Individual Control a. Issue should be controlled by government or individual? b. Key role of government ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS195
Erin Joakim
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Diesel Fuel, Biomagnification, Soil Salinity

Ch 14.3 Ecology and Human Health Emerging infectious diseases: diseases appearing in the human population for the first time or expanding rapiodly in incidence or geographic range. A pest species is one that humans conside...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Extinction Vortex, Near-Threatened Species, Inbreeding Depression

Chapter 13: Conservation Ecology 13.1: The Need for Conservation Conservation is the collective name we give to the various actions we can tale to slow down or even reverse these losses of species and of biodiversity. 13.2...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Optimal Foraging Theory

Ch 7: Predation, grazing, and disease 7.1 What Do We Mean by Predation? prey or host) thereby benefiting itself, but reducing the growth, fecundity, ors survival of the prey. (Predators need not be animals). True predators...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Parallel Evolution, Anthropocene, Coevolution

Lecture 1 Science Ecology Environmentalism Applied ecology First law of ecology Anthropocene Scientific method Scientific names Lecture 2 Analogous Homologous Convergent Speciation Endemic Fitness Evolution Natural sel...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Indicator Species, Sodium Chloride, Constructed Wetland

Lab 1: Campus Tour Describe (with examples) how an understanding of ecological principles can be used to inform practical and effective design features in built environments (e.g. Waterloo campus). Using wetland pla...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Limiting Factor, Autotroph, Herbivore

Chapter 11: The Flux of Energy and Matter through Ecosystems 11.1 The Role of Energy in Ecology Standing crop: The bodies of the living organisms within a unit area constitute a standing crop of biomass. Biomass: By biomas...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Insular Biogeography, Species Pool, Species Richness

Chapter 10: Patterns in species richness 10.1 Quantifying Species Richness and Diversity The number of species in a community is referred to as its species richness. Diversity indices are measures that combine both species...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Trophic Cascade, Keystone Species, Secondary Succession

Chapter 9 9.1 Multiple determinants of the Dynamics of Populations a particular level, but to increase in size when below that level. In otherbove words, regulation of a population can, by definition, occur only as a resul...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Interspecific Competition, Niche Differentiation, Ecological Niche

Chapter 6 Interspecific competition 6.1 Ecological Effect of Interspecific Competition fecundity, survivorship, or growth as a result of either exploitation of in resources or interference by individuals from another spec...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Intraspecific Competition, Exponential Growth, Semelparity And Iteroparity

Chapter 5: Birth, death, and movement 5.1 Populations, Individuals, Births and Deaths We use the term population to describe a group of individuals of one species. The processes that change the size of populations are birt...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Biome, Species Richness, Thermocline

Chapter 4: Climate and the worlds biomes 4.1 The Worlds Climate At the time of the equinoxes in September and March, solar radiation hits the Equator at exactly 90 degrees, while sunlight further north and south hits th...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
ENVS200 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Intraspecific Competition, Photoinhibition, Deciduous

Chapter 3: Physical conditions and the availability of resources 3.1 Environmental Conditions Conditions are physicochemical features of the environment such as its temperature, humidity, pH, or, in aquatic environments, ...

Environmental Studies
ENVS200
Anne Grant
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: National Environmental Policy Act, Municipal Solid Waste, Criteria Air Contaminants

l e a r n • r e f e r e n c e • r e v i e w permacharts TM EEnvironmental Law ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POL...

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