BIOL 1010 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Applied Science, Eugene Odum, Cryosphere

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The study of organisms and how they interact with things in their environments. Looking at the ecosphere: anywhere living things are and everything in those environments (earth) Biosphere = same area as ecosphere, but focuses on biota (living organisms) Made of lithosphere, atmosphere, cryosphere, anthroposphere, etc. Some organisms are habitats for other organisms: biome an area with characteristic weather, organisms, and vegetation. Natural history scientists go and study things in the natural realm (nature) without disturbing it: inductive studies of communities. Ecology deductive examination of organisms and their environments: bring back to the lab, control the variables, and test them. How ecology came to be: historical progression. Prehistoric examine to know things (inductive) Natural history (darwin) history of nature. Ecology (eugene odum) uga pulled into coherent branch in the 20th century (basic life science) Environmental science (rachel carson silent spring) humans don"t follow the laws of nature.

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