Ecology Exam 1

Ecology Exam 1 Key Words To Know About Ecology
  
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ecology
 
the study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and the factors and interactions that affect them.
aristotle
 
historia animalium
herodotus and plato
 
providental ecology
graunt and leeuwenhoek
 
1662 and 1687, population growth
Farr
 
1843, farr's rule = relationship between the density of a population and the death rate
buffon, malthus, quetelet and verhulst
 
population regulation
Edward Forbes and H.C. Cowles
 
community regulation and succession
Robert Ross
 
systems analysis.mathematical model of the spread of infectious disease
Tansley, Clements, and Elton
 
early 1900s. some founders of ecology
Time when ecology finally seemed important
 
1960
Abiotic components
 
non-living chemical and physical factors (temperature, light, nutrients, water)
Biotic components
 
living (biological) factors(other organisms, competition, predation)
Interaction
 
abiotic and biotic components interact, both organisms and environment affect eachother.

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