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Principles of Biology BIOL 120 EcologyReview Climate Describe how the earth s curvature and tilt produce seasons and climate Understand how water elevation ocean gyres amp vegetation in uence temperature Review global precipitation patterns Know the following terms Solar irradiance Thermal momentum Biomes Review major biomes characteristicsclimate adaptations of plants amp animals Know the following term Eutrophication Population Describe the major differences between Kselected and rselected species Know how to interpret a population pyramid What s the correlation between female education income and fertility Know the following terms Population Carrying capacity Demographic momentum Community Explain why species diversity contributes to community stability Describe the different types of species interactions Describe adaptations prey have evolved to evade predators Describe the difference between a food web and food chain Review energy pyramids Understand how a forested community changes over time Know the following terms Autotroph Hetertroph Keystone species Resource partitioning Nutrient Cycling Review nutrient cycle handout Describe the effects of climate change brought about by increased levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide Energy Flow Describe the function of mitochondria amp chlorophyll Understand the first 2 Laws of Thermodynamics Contemporary Issues Know which chemical is associated with the following phenomena Bioaccumulation Acid rain Smog Ozone depletion What are the leading causes of species endangerment How does desertification happen What s fishing down the food chain mean What are the causes of the global water crisis Who were Rachel Carson amp Wangari Maathai How is carbon sequestered during the clean coal process List one pro amp one con for the energy renewable amp nonrenewable sources discussed in class coal oil natural gas nuclear hydropower solar biofuel wind
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