BIOL 1260 WEEK 1 NOTES
BIOL 1260 WEEK 1 NOTES BIOL 1260
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Date Created: 08/27/16
Week of Aug. 22 University of North Georgia Notes are derived from class lecture, powerpoint introduction Environmental Science (up to slide 28), as well as Engl 1101 • Fall 2016 independent study. Key Points: Notes: Pictures Environmental Science Blue Marble- the Blue Marble picture of earth from outer space put into perspective the isolation of our planet and how we need to Damage indicator take care of it because it's the only one we have. rocky coastline- is important not only because it protects the Ecological systems mainland plant and animal life, but it also linked to positive mental health Natural capital tree farm- people tend to think that everything green is great for the environment, but there is a lack of biodiversity on tree farms Ecological integrity which can have unwanted ramifications Trash surfing in indonesia- shows how often times we don't notice Environmental Indicators issues until they become major and unavoidable Normalized litter- people think that small pieces of scattered out Sustainability litter isn't that bad, but it all adds up Storm drainage- storm drains feed into bodies of water, but lack of government planning and regulation leads to them being poorly built and accumulating pollution. Storm drains have the ability to be functional and aesthetic Notes : Environmental Science is the study of how the natural world works and the relationship between humans and the environment. Environmental Science incorporates other sciences like chemistry, philosophy, biology, economics, geology and many others Ecological systems are naturally always changing. Moving matter and energy through chemical and physical processes affect the type and quantity of organisms that can survive in a system Natural capital are the resources that are necessary in producing an ecosystem. Such capital includes soil air water minerals and energy. Resources and products provided by the ecosystem that humans use are ecosystem services. *Resources are things that the earth HAS. Services are things that the earth DOES* The tragedy of the commons occurs when individuals from a community tries to reap benefits from a common resource and as consequence, the resource overused is depleted. Humans alter ecological systems to use resources, and that may affect the ecological integrity. When an ecosystem has ecological integrity, it functions naturally the way it historically has. When humans overuse natural capital , it can lead to issues like biodiversity loss, population influx, habitat destruction etc. Environmental Indicators are tests that measure the state of the environment. Some global indicators include biological diversity, food production, global surface temperatures, human population and resource depletion. Environmental indicators can tell If something is wrong but not necessarily identify the cause. Checking an environmental indicator is like checking your temperature if you think your sick. It'll tell you if your body is functioning the way it should be, but if it's not, more tests will have to be done to find the cause. Using a resource sustainably ensures that the resource is not irreparably damaged, and can be used for the next generation Important Dates: Summery : This weeks notes were a brief introduction to environmental Social Attitudes science. We've reviewed damage indicators, ecological systems, discussion 8/30 natural capital, ecological integrity, environmental indicators, and sustainability. It'd be a good idea to review lecture notes and the Last day to give outline introduction powerpoint (up to slide 28). It would also help to watch for modification 9/1 a short video on fish landings, the 1950s and 1960s Cuyahoga River fires, the fall of Rapa Nui, and a TedEx on why is biodiversity so First Exam 9/13 important.
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