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EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 20: Carbon Cycle, Carboxylation, Ribulose
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Photosynthesis and the Carbon Cycle - Population & community ecology focus on organism abundance and distribution - Ecosystem ecology focuses on energy and element cycling - Need to know mecha...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 19: Marchantiophyta, Prunus Pensylvanica, Continuum Concept
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Succession - Large scale disturbances = hurricane, fire, volcanic eruption, windstorm, pathogen, floods - Small scale disturbances = individual tree death in a forest, gopher activity - Suc...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 18: Dendrochronology, Thermometer, Longwave
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Long Term Environmental and Ecological Change - Long term = decades to centuries to millennia - What is the response of communities to past environmental fluctuations Climate - Records go back 100 ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 15: Species Richness, Phylogenetic Diversity, Holdridge Life Zones
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Communities, niches and diversity - Community - an association of actually or potentially interacting populations living in the same place - Also defined by the organisms and the interactions ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Gamma Diversity, Alpha Diversity, Beta Diversity
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Diversity Gradients and Island Biogeography ● Stress gradients ○ Rainfall ○ Differences in plant heights in areas with different amounts of rainfall ● Habitat heterogeneity ○ ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Maximum Sustainable Yield, Exponential Growth
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Density independent growth - continuous exponential growth model, unlimited resources rt dN/dt = rN, N = Nte 0 Change per unit of time, population quantity lnN t lnN + 0t graphed with t as x ax...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Functional Response, Isocline, Stochastic Process
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Lecture 10 - Predator/ Prey Interaction - +/- interactions- play a huge role in the distribution and abundance of organisms - Examples: - Moose and wolves on Isle Royale - ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Syphilis, Sexually Transmitted Infection, Protist
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Lecture 11 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases Zika Virus - spread mostly by the bite of an infected mosquito - Mosquitoes bite during day and night - Can be passed from a pregnant woman to her fetus - ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Network Theory, Centrality
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Ecological Network Network theory provides a mathematical or analytical framework for making sense of any kind of interacting system. - Used to study and understand systems like - Social networks am...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Cervus, Roe Deer, Vulpes
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Indirect Effects - Previously studied interactions are idealized - Mutualism, predation, competition, parasitism - Pairs of competitors, mutualists, predators, prey do not interact in isolatio...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Lignin
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Plant-Insect Interactions - Natural plant communities are influenced by “filters” that affect species distribution - Filters exclude and include species in terms of environmental tolerances - Plants can ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Germination, Allelopathy, Amphiprioninae
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find more resources at oneclass.com Mutualism Reciprocally positive interactions between pairs of species, whether the benefits are quantified in terms of fitness or population dynamics Types: protection, transport...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Mertens-Stable Equilibrium, Isocline, Resource Allocation
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lotka Volterra review - Can have graph of species separately or together - superimposed on each other - Species 1 - imagine being pushed with lines going horizontally ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Equilibrium Point, Dn2, Intraspecific Competition
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find more resources at oneclass.com Lotka Volterra Competition - 2 competitive outcomes: coexistence or displacement - Competition is density dependent - Interspecific competition is between 2 dif...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine
EEB 3408W Lecture 5: ecology lecture 5
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Demography Monarch butterfly case study 4 stages of the butterfly life cycle Egg, 1 week to hatch Caterpillar pupae , 1 week Hang upside down to pump nutrients to wings Revisit assumption that all individuals are equ...

Ecology, Evolution, and Behav
EEB 3408W
Cavender- Bares, Jeannine

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