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Ecology I: The Earth System, Fall 2009
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" We will cover fundamentals of ecology, considering Earth as an integrated ...

" We will cover fundamentals of ecology, considering Earth as an integrated dynamic system. Topics include coevolution of the biosphere, geosphere, atmosphere and oceans; photosynthesis and respiration; the hydrologic, carbon and nitrogen cycles. We will examine the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems; regulation of the distribution and abundance of organisms; structure and function of ecosystems, including evolution and natural selection; metabolic diversity; productivity; trophic dynamics; models of population growth, competition, mutualism and predation. This course is designated as Communication-Intensive; instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Biology is a recommended prerequisite."

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Ecology
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M.I.T.
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Chisholm, Penny
DeLong, Edward
Fundamentals of Ecology, Fall 2003
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Basic subject in ecology: understanding the flow of energy and materials through ...

Basic subject in ecology: understanding the flow of energy and materials through ecosystems, and what regulates the distribution and abundance of organisms. Productivity and biogeochemical cycles in ecosystems; trophic dynamics; community structure and stability; competition and predation; evolution and natural selection; population growth; and physiological ecology. Emphasis on aquatic systems.

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Environmental Science
Biology
Ecology
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Chisholm, Sallie W.