Biology 301- Ecology and Evolution
Biology 301- Ecology and Evolution Biology 301 002
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sequoia Brown on Friday February 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Biology 301 002 at University of South Carolina taught by Robert Friedman in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 53 views. For similar materials see Ecology and Evolution in Biology at University of South Carolina.
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Biology 301- Ecology and Evolution The Physical Environment Definitions - Heterotrophs o Obtain their energy by consuming and oxidizing biological material - Autotrophs o Obtain energy from non-biological sources to reduce carbon - Photoautotrophs o Obtain energy from light - Chemoautotrophs o Obtain energy from oxidation of inorganic compounds - Photosynthesis o Reduce oxygen - Respiration o Oxidize carbon - Light o Solar energy reaching earth spans broad spectrum of wavelengths - Radiation o All objects emit electromagnetic radiation and receive this from sunlight and from other objects in the environment - Conduction o Direct transfer of kinetic energy of heat to / from moving air and water - Evaporation o Heat loss as water is evaporated from organism’s surface - Sound o Pressure waves created by movements, impacts, and vibrations - Smell o Is the detection of molecules diffusing through air or water
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