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Lecture Notes for BIOL 2804 - Ecology with Barrett at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Note 1
Professor:Barrett
Class:BIOL 2804 - Ecology
Subject:Biological Sciences
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
Keywords:
  • Contest Competition
  • Poikilotherms
  • Populations
  • Differences
  • The Independent
  • Life Tables
  • Density Independent
  • Survivorship
  • Relationship
  • Distinction
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Study Guide for Exam 1 Ecology, Bio 2804, Professor Barrett Introduction to Ecology (Smith and Smith Chapter 1) . Understand the distinction between ecology and environmentalism. . Explain why ecology is inherently an interdisciplinary science. Provide examples of the links between ecology and other branches of science. Evolution and Natural Selection (Smith and Smith Chapter 2) . Describe the two main conditions for evolution by natural selection, according to Darwin. . Give an example of an adaptation, and describe in detail the process of natural selection that may have led to the evolution of the adaptation. . Describe the differences between stabilizing, disruptive, and directional selection. . Explain what was novel about Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. How did his ideas differ from previous ideas about how evolution happened? . Why was Mendel's work important for our understanding of the process of evolution by natural selection? . Explain t...

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