M: Biology - At this point in time you should have a topic that is a current ecological problem in the world, the region that is affected, a biome that exists in this region, and now a trophic pyramid that represents one food web in this biome. Please place this pyramid on the left hand side of the entry we set up today. Here are the websites we used today:
Medical Biology - Like the regular biology classes you used the above websites, but what I need you to do tonight is to create a trophic pyramid that corresponds to your affected region and identify how this if affected by your ecological problem. This all needs to go on the left hand side of the entry you started today.
T: Biology - Today we only converted our trophic pyramid into a food web and looked at the differences and similarities between them. This food web is on the left side of the entry we started yesterday. You should also add which organisms are at the highest risk in your biome to your project. Here are the links to the food webs we looked at: https://myweb.rollins.edu/jsiry/marine_foodwebs.jpeg and http://w3.marietta.edu/~biol/biomes/foodweb2.gif
Medical Biology - Today we looked at how a trophic pyramid and a food web complement each other, and how a food web can help us determine how vulnerable a particular animal is. You should add this risk assessment to your project.
W: Biology - Get caught up!!!! The sample (lousy) presentation we critiqued today can be found below.
Medical Biology - Get caught up!!! APA format? In text citation? That crummy presentation we critiqued today can be found below.
Th: Biology - Today was a short day so I gave you a chunk of information on what other factors affect a species ability to survive. the following is what we covered:
Characteristics: Density, distribution (dispersion), and Ranges. Limiting Factors: Density Dependent - disease and Density Independent - natural disaster. Growth Rates: Immigrate/Emigrate, Natality/mortality, and carrying capacity. Reproductive Patterns: K-Strategists (few babies, usually stable resources) - Logistic S-Curve and r-Strategists (many babies, usually unstable resources) - Exponential J-Curve. HW: Tonight you will analyze your keystone species as to what characteristics it has. This is important because your research problem can affect these instead of just food sources.
Medical Biology - Minimum day today! See above for what you needed to do!
F: Biology - Today we played the fun filled game of "Would You Rather" with a number of topics. This was so you start to see that answers to some questions are just not easy to answer and rely on your point of view. Before Monday I want you to add to your presentation the at least one reason for your "problem" occurring, and one reason why it should be stopped.
Medical Biology - Today we played the fun filled game of "Would You Rather" with a number of topics. This was so you start to see that answers to some questions are just not easy to answer and rely on your point of view. Before Monday I want you to add to your presentation ALL of the reasons for your "problem" occurring, as well as ALL of the reasons why it should be stopped. IN addition, I would like you to watch the following video which talks about how predators can be a keystone species: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/some-animals-are-more-equal-others-keystone-species-and-trophic-cascades
This page contains nearly everything that you need if you missed class.