Table of Contents
Introduction to Ecology
This is an introduction to the human biology unit on ecology.
You and the Environment
This chapter details what environments are and how ecologists study them.
Food Chains: How Energy Gets to You
This chapter focuses on how plants and animals produce and store energy. It also includes the transfer of energy through food chains.
Energy Flow in a Community
This chapter focuses on energy transfer in biological communities. Specifically, it introduces the concept of food webs and energy pyramids.
This chapter focuses on the cycling of abiotic factors through a community.
Cycling in Biological Communities
This chapter focuses on the recycling of abiotic factors in the specific community of a watershed.
Recycling in Human Communities
This chapter is about waste disposal. It focuses on the difference between throwing something away in the trash and recycling it.
Resources, Niches, and Habitats
This chapter discusses the resources that organisms need to survive, including nutrients and space.
This chapter focuses on a variety of interactions between species, from predator-prey to mutualism. Camouflage and mimicry are also discussed in relation to protection from a predator.
Human Population Growth
This chapter discusses populations, what they are affected by, and how to study them. Resource use is also a topic in the chapter.
This chapter focuses on how human actions have negatively affected the earth, including global warming and acid rain.
Defining Biological Diversity
This chapter discusses the different forms of biological diversity, as well as current threats to this diversity, how to study it, and its importance.
Conserving Biological Diversity
This chapter discusses the causes of species extinction and how to protect biodiversity.
Conclusion: You and the Environment
This is the conclusion of the Ecology book; it revisits the question of what is the reader's environment.
This is the glossary of the human biology ecology unit.
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