AP Biology Pre-Discussion Questions: Interactions 5- Ecosystem Structure

Instructions:

Topic Presentation:

Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos:

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Questions to answer:

Things you should make sure you understand:

Instructions:  

Topic Presentation:  

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Textbook Reading:

Principles of Life:

OpenStax Biology:

Biozone Pages:

Volume 2:

Supplementary Resources:

Crashcourse Biology Videos:

Ecosystem Ecology: Links in the Chain - Crash Course Ecology #7

The Hydrologic and Carbon Cycles: Always Recycle! - Crash Course Ecology #8

Nitrogen & Phosphorus Cycles: Always Recycle! Part 2 - Crash Course Ecology #9

Videos by Paul Andersen:

Ecosystems

Biogeochemical Cycling

Ecosystem Change


Questions to answer:

  1. What are the major factors that determine the terrestrial ecosystem that exists in a particular location?
  2. What are the major factors that determine the marine ecosystem that exists in a particular location?
  3. How does the first law of thermodynamics effect the movement of matter and energy through an ecosystem?
  4. Explain what limiting factors are and how they influence the productivity of an ecosystem.
  5. Explain the “10% rule”, how it affects the trophic structure of the ecosystem, and why it is a bit of an oversimplification.
  6. Explain what all nutrient cycles have in common.

Things you should make sure you understand:

(feel free to ask questions about them in class)