Chapter 36: Ecosystems and Conservation Biology

In this chapter, we will learn about how energy flows and nutrients cycle in an ecosystem.  The feeding relationships between organisms play a significant role in both of these processes.  As we discuss feeding relationships, we will learn about the characteristics of mammal skulls that provide clues regarding the role the organisms play in the food web of an ecosystem.  Next, we will focus on the nutrient cycles, discussing the diversity of processes involved in the movement of these vital materials throughout an ecosystem.  Finally, we will explore the ways humans affect the flow of these nutrients. 
Worksheets and activities can be viewed in the attachments below.
Chapter worksheet notes and vocabulary will be handed out and should be completed as homework.

     ·        Skull activity

      ·        Carbon demonstration

Maggie Desch,
Jan 22, 2010, 11:58 AM
Maggie Desch,
Jan 22, 2010, 12:00 PM