BIO 315 Week 3 Learning Team Exercises Task

BIO 315 Week 3 Learning Team Exercises Task

BIO 315 Week 3 Learning Team Exercises Task

Ecosystem Stability

·Complete the following:

Identify producers and consumers in your native biome and answer the following questions:

·How would removing a producer affect that biome?

·What if a consumer is removed?

·How are the results different?

·In what situation would an ecosystem be unaffected by the removal of producer or consumer?

Examine the importance and applicability of this week’s concepts to each team member and to society in general.

Post your team’s responses from this exercise in a 150- to 200-word summary via the Assignments link. Briefly describe how this activity applied to the weekly concepts.


Resources: Field Study by Beren Robinson in Ch. 5 of Elements of Ecology

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper explaining the important aspects of the study and how they relate to ecology and evolution.

Describe original observations of researchers.

Describe the study in detail:

·Research questions of study ·Hypotheses ·Variables in study

Discuss research findings.

·Include a brief, general overview of how ecologists use evidence and observation to quantify results before going in to the specific findings of this case study.

Discuss evolution and its relationship to natural selection.

·What role do they play in ecology?

·What role do they play specifically in the case study chosen?

Propose a follow-up study based on the case study. Briefly address the following questions:

·What variables would you alter?

·What additional findings might you expect to discover on aspects of evolution or natural selection in your proposed study?Resource: Tri-Fold Pamphlet Guide
Choose one objective from the class, and create a brochure demonstrating the concepts in this objective.
Imagine you are creating a brochure for a future BIO/315 student to explain one topic that will be covered in the class.
Include the following:

·         Clearly state your chosen objective.
·         Identify three concepts needed to master this objective.
·         Summarize each concept with words, pictures or both.
Include photographs, as appropriate.
Include at least two sources in addition to your text.