UC Courses - UC Natural Reserve System
... Instructional Use of NRS Reserves in the Context of National Goals for Environmental Research and Education
Since its creation by the Regents in 1965 at the request of
University President Clark Kerr, the NRS has enabled the
teaching of a broad range of undergraduate courses through
the establishmen ...
... markers to assess stress in animals and plants, the molecular basis for temperature dependent sex
determination in reptiles, the molecular population genetics of sea turtles and other reptiles, and the effect
of military training on endangered plants, animals and their ecosystems.
Research expeditio ...
Science - The Digital Frog 2
... analyse how various factors influence the relationships between organisms
and the natural environment
explain why it is important to be aware of the impact of human activities on
the natural environment.
demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental principles of taxonomy by
classifying organisms ...
... organisms is known as this.
Curriculum proposal number - University of Hawaii Maui College
... 6. Student Learning Outcomes
For assessment purposes, these are linked to #7. Recommended Course Content.
On completion of this course, students will be able to
a. describe the biological and physical principles of ecology including ecosystem productivity, major
biogeochemical cycles, and energy flo ...
Minor Sheet - College of Arts and Sciences
... The minor in evolution and ecology focuses on the
descent and interrelationships of organisms, including
plants, animals, and microorganisms. These two
disciplines provide an understanding of the pattern of
life we see today. Evolution deals with both the
historical path of evolution from pre-biotic ...
ap biology summer assignment
... You may work with other students in the class to complete this project, but each student must turn in his or
her own project with a unique set of terms chosen. So working with other students means brainstorming,
discussing, going on collecting trips together. It doesn’t mean using the same items! Th ...
BIOL 205 - New Jersey Institute of Technology
... 3. Explain the mechanisms that lead to evolution within a population and the formation of
4. Analyze a phylogenetic tree, and explain how organisms are related to each other based
on this tree.
5. Describe the basic series of events that occurred during the evolutionary history of
AP Biology Summer Assignment 2017
... The assignment may be typed or written in black or blue pen. Answers must be in your own words.
You will “NOT” be tested over the 5 Ecology Chapters on the 1st day back. We will go through the
chapters together, and then have a test. The purpose of the assignment is to familiarize you with the AP
History of ecology
The history of ecology is generally spoken of as a new science, having only become prominent in the second half of the 20th century. Ecological thought is derivative of established currents in philosophy, particularly from ethics and politics. Its history stems all the way back to the 4th century. One of the first ecologists whose writings survive may have been Aristotle or perhaps his student, Theophrastus, both of whom had interest in many species of animals and plants. Theophrastus described interrelationships between animals and their environment as early as the 4th century BC. Ecology developed substantially in the 18th and 19th century. It began with Carl Linnaeus and his work with the economy of nature. Soon after came Alexander von Humboldt and his work with botanical geography. Alfred Russel Wallace and Karl Mobius then contributed with the notion of biocoenosis. Eugenius Warming’s work with ecological plant geography led to the founding of ecology as a discipline. Charles Darwin’s work also contributed to the science of ecology, and Darwin is often attributed with progressing the discipline more than anyone else in its young history. Ecological thought expanded even more in the early 20th century. Major contributions included: Eduard Suess’ and Vladimir Vernadsky’s work with the biosphere, Arthur Tansley’s ecosystem, Charles Elton's Animal Ecology, and Henry Cowles ecological succession. Ecology influenced the social sciences and humanities. Human ecology began in the early 20th century and it recognized humans as an ecological factor. Later James Lovelock advanced views on earth as a macro-organism with the Gaia hypothesis. Conservation stemmed from the science of ecology. Important figures and movements include Shelford and the ESA, National Environmental Policy act, George Perkins Marsh, Theodore Roosevelt, Stephen A. Forbes, and post-Dust Bowl conservation. Later in the 20th century world governments collaborated on man’s effects on the biosphere and Earth’s environment.The history of ecology is intertwined with the history of conservation efforts, in particular the founding of the Nature Conservancy.