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AP Biology - Ecology

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Ecosystem Ecology
How ecosystems function.
He begins with a description of how life on the planet is ordered from large to small in biomes, ecosystems, communities, population, and individuals. He describes the major terrestrial and aquatic biomes on the planet. He then describes interactions at the ecosystem level with food food webs. He also explains the importance of niche, keystone species, and the edge effect.
Communities and Ecosystems
Major classification terms in ecology and how a community can be measured by species composition and species diversity.
The symbiosis of leaf cutter ants is included.
Discussion of population growth.

Population Ecology
Explains how population ecology studies the density, distribution, size, sex ratio, and age structure of populations.
Intrinsic growth rate and exponential growth calculations are included along with a discussion of logistic growth.
K-selected and r-selected species are explained along with survivorship curves.

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