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Introduction: The Web of Life 1 Introduction: The Web of Life Outline Case Study : Deformity and Decline in Amphibian Populations Connections in Nature Ecology Answering Ecological Questions Case Study Revisited Connections in Nature : Mission Impossible?
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Presentation: The Web of Life

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1 Introduction: The Web of Life Outline Case Study : Deformity and Decline in Amphibian Populations Connections in Nature Ecology Answering Ecological Questions Case Study Revisited Connections in Nature : Mission Impossible?

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Case Study: Deformity and Decline in Amphibian Populations High occurrence of distortions in creatures of land and water Declining populaces of creatures of land and water overall Figure 1.1 Deformed Leopard Frogs

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Figure 1.2 Amphibians in Decline

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Connections in Nature Concept 1.1: Events in the normal world are interconnected. Indeed, even species that don't cooperate straightforwardly can be joined by shared ecological elements. Environmentalists make inquiries about the normal world to comprehend these associations.

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Figure 1.3 The Life Cycle of Ribeiroia

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Connections in Nature A controlled trial : Tree frog eggs were presented to Ribeiroia parasites in the lab. Four medicines: 0 (the control bunch), 16, 32, or 48 Ribeiroia parasites.

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Figure 1.4 Parasites Can Cause Amphibian Deformities

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Figure 1.5 Do Ribeiroia and Pesticides Interact in Nature? (Section 1)

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Figure 1.5 Do Ribeiroia and Pesticides Interact in Nature? (Section 2)

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Connections in Nature Hypothesis: Pesticides diminish the capacity of frogs to oppose disease by parasites. Another lab test: Tadpoles raised in vicinity of pesticides had less white platelets (demonstrating a stifled safe framework) and a higher rate of Ribeiroia sore arrangement.

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Figure 1.6 Pesticides May Weaken Tadpole Immune Systems (Part 1)

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Figure 1.6 Pesticides May Weaken Tadpole Immune Systems (Part 2)

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Connections in Nature Synthetic pesticide utilization started in 1930s; utilization has expanded drastically. Land and water proficient introduction to pesticides has likewise expanded. Any activity (expanded pesticide use by individuals) can have unforeseen symptoms( (more successive distortions in creatures of land and water).

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Connections in Nature Fertilizer utilization might likewise be a component: Fertilizer in spillover to lakes increments algal development. Snails that harbor Ribeiroia parasites eat green growth. More prominent quantities of snails result in more noteworthy quantities of Ribeiroia parasites.

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Connections in Nature Many human activities have additionally expanded human wellbeing dangers. Damming waterways in Africa expands natural surroundings for snails that convey schistosomiasis. New maladies, for example, AIDS, Lyme sickness, Hantavirus, Ebola, and West Nile fever may be identified with human activities.

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Figure 1.7 Rapid Spread of a Deadly Disease (Part 1)

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Figure 1.7 Rapid Spread of a Deadly Disease (Part 2)

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Ecology is a branch of science. Ecological science consolidates ideas from the regular sciences (counting nature) and the sociologies, and spotlights on answers for ecological issues. Idea 1.2: Ecology is the investigative investigation of collaborations in the middle of life forms and their surroundings.

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Figure 1.8 Levels of Biological Organization (Part 1)

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Figure 1.8 Levels of Biological Organization (Part 2)

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Ecology A populace : A gathering of people of a solitary animal categories that live in a specific zone and associate with each other. A group : A relationship of populaces of distinctive species living in the same zone.

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Figure 1.9 A Few of Earth’s Many Communities

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Ecology A biological system: A group of creatures in addition to the physical environment in which they live. All the world’s biological systems involve the biosphere —all living creatures on Earth in addition to the situations in which they live.

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Ecology – Scales spatial and fleeting Small spatial scale: Soil microorganisms. Extensive spatial scale: Atmospheric contaminations. Short worldly scale: Leaf reaction to daylight. Long worldly scale: How species change over geologic time.

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Ecology Natural determination: Individuals with specific adjustments have a tendency to survive and recreate at a higher rate than different people. In the event that the adjustment is heritable, the posterity will tend to have the same qualities that gave their guardians favorable position. Therefore, the recurrence of those attributes may increment in a populace after some time.

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Figure 1.10 Natural Selection in real life

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Ecology Ecosystem forms: Movement of vitality and materials. Vitality enters the group when makers catch vitality from an outer source, for example, the sun, and uses that vitality to deliver sustenance. Net essential efficiency ( NPP ): Energy that makers catch by photosynthesis or different means, less the sum they lose as warmth in cell breath.

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Ecology Energy travels through biological systems in a solitary bearing only—it can't be reused. Supplements are ceaselessly reused from the physical environment to living beings and back once more.

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Figure 1.11 How Ecosystems Work

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Ecology Nutrient cycle : Cyclic development of supplements, for example, nitrogen or phosphorus in the middle of creatures and the physical environment. Life would stop if supplements were not reused.

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Answering Ecological Questions Concept 1.3: Ecologists assess contending theories about regular frameworks with analyses, perceptions, and models.

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Answering Ecological Questions Ecologists utilize a few systems to answer questions about the common world: Observational studies in the field. Controlled trials in the research center. Tests in the field. Quantitative models.

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Answering Ecological Questions An observational field study : Johnson et al. (1999) studied lakes to confirm that frogs with disfigurements were just present if the parasite’s halfway host snail was additionally present.

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Answering Ecological Questions A controlled test : Johnson et al. (1999) likewise tried their perceptions by presenting tadpoles to distinctive levels of the parasite Ribeiroia in the research facility.

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Answering Ecological Questions A field test : Kiesecker (2002) thought about frogs from three lakes containing pesticides with frogs from three lakes that had no pesticides.

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Answering Ecological Questions Quantitative Models: Sometimes investigations are troublesome or difficult to perform. The investigation of a dangerous atmospheric devation includes utilizing a blend of observational concentrates, little scale tests, and quantitative (scientific or PC) models.

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Figure 1.12 Ecological Experiments

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Answering Ecological Questions Experimental outline: 1. Reproduce —perform every treatment more than once. 2. Allot medications at arbitrary. 3. Measurable examination is utilized to focus huge impacts.

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Figure 1.13 Experimental Design and Analysis

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Answering Ecological Questions Replication : As the quantity of repeats expands, it turns out to be more outlandish that the outcomes were really because of a variable that was not measured or controlled. Relegating medications at irregular serves to restrain the impacts of unmeasured variables.

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Answering Ecological Questions Scientific technique 1. Mention objective facts and make inquiries. 2. Use past information or instinct to create conceivable answers (speculations). 3. Assess theories by performing investigations, doing observational studies, or utilizing quantitative models. 4. Utilize the outcomes to alter speculations, to suggest new conversation starters, or to make inferences about the common world.

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Case Study Revisited: Deformity and Decline in Amphibian Populations Studies have recommended that no single element can clarify decay of land and water proficient populaces. The decreases appear to be brought about by complex variables that frequently demonstration together and may fluctuate from spot to put.

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Figure 1.14 Joint Effects of Nitrate and UV Light on Tadpole Survival

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Case Study Revisited: Deformity and Decline in Amphibian Populations Hatch and Blaustein (2003) concentrated on the impacts of UV light and nitrate on Pacific tree frog tadpoles. At high height locales, neither element alone had any influence. In any case, together, the two variables decreased tadpole survival. At low height destinations, this impact was not seen.

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Case Study Revisited: Deformity and Decline in Amphibian Populations

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Connections in Nature: Mission Impossible? The common world is unfathomable, complex, and interconnected. In any case, scientists feel that it is not difficult to comprehend it. Progressing endeavors are certain to be testing, energizing, and vital to the prosperity of human social orders. .:tsli