Key words Chapter 9 Abiotic | Non-living | Acacia shrub lands | Major vegetation type dominated by mulga, a species of Arcia, occurring in arid inland Australia. | Adaptation | Features that appear to equip an organism for survival in a particular habitat. | Annuals | Plants that germinate, mature and produce seed and then die in one growing season. | Biennials | Plants that live for two growing season, germinating and growing the first and producing seed and dying in the second. | Biotic | living | Chenpod scrublands | Major vegetation type dominated by saltbushes and bluebushes occurring in arid and semi-arid regions of Australia. | Closed forests | Type of forest in which the foliage of the upper storey covers 70 per cent or more of the sky. | Community | Biological unit consisting of all the populations living in a specific area at a specific time. | Competition | Interaction between individuals of the same or different species that use one or more of the same resources in the same ecosystem. | Desiccation | Drying out. | Diapause | A state of inactivity charactered by low metabolism. | Dormancy | Condition of inactivity resulting from extreme lowering of metabolic rate in an organism. | Drought | Period of deficient in rainfall compared with the average. | El nino | Global weather event, occurring every two or seven years, that produces drought conditions in eastern Australia. | Ephemeral | Refers to plant species that germinate, grow and produce seed within a short period of weeks. | Eucalypt woodlands | Major vegetation type dominated by widely dispersed eucalypt trees. | Extreme environments | Describes environmental conditions in so-called hostile habitats. | Filter feeders | Aquatic organisms that obtain their food by filtering small particles of organic matter or small organisms from water that passes across specialised structures that can trap this food. | Habitat | Part of an ecosystem in which an organisms lives, feeds and reproduces. | Hummock | Major vegetation type dominated by spinifex grasses and occurring over one-quarter of Australia. | La Nina | Global weather event, occurring every two to seven years, that produces conditions of higher than average rainfall in eastern Australia. | Leaching | Gradual loss of mineral nutrients from soil when they are dissolved and washed away. | Limiting factor | Environmental condition that restricts the types of organism that can survive in a given habitat. | Micro | Environments-conditions in a small region of a habitat. | Microhabitat | Small region within a habitat that may have environmental conditions that differ from those prevailing in the larger habitat. | Migratory | Refers to a population that moves to a new habitat at a predictable time, either on an annual basis or once in a lifetime. | Niche overlap | situation in an ecosystem in which different species are in competition for the same energy and space resources, in reality, niche overlap in natural ecosystems is typically zero or minimal. | Niches | Ways of life of organisms in an ecosystem; roles of species in a community. | Open forests | Type of forests in which the foliage of the upper storey covers less than 70 per cent of the sky. | Operculum | In fish, the flaps covering the gills; making a watertight compartment for the animal inside. | perennials | Plants that live for several years and produce seeds in two or more different years. | Photic zone | Region of ocean from the surface to the greatest depth to which light can penetrate, typically about 200 metres | Pop-off archival transponding tag | Tag fitted to a marine animal that collects data on environmental conditions and, after a given period, detaches and pops to the ocean surface from where it transmits its stored data to a satellite network population: members of one species living in a specific habitat at a particular time | Qualitative | Refers to a description of an…
the pygmy chimp. Our next nearest relative is the gorilla.
8. Evolution is called the cornerstone of biology, for many good reasons. Its possible to do research in biology with little to no knowledge about evolution or what happens during evolution. Many biologists do. And without evolution, biology becomes a disparate set of field of studies. Evolutionary explanations pervade all fields in biology bringing them together as one.…
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18/2/13 | Alford, Diane. "Excel Preliminary Biology - Diane Alford - Google Books." http://books.google.com.au/books?id=N5Ve4Cg0IdIC&pg=PA56&lpg=PA56&dq=anoxic+to+an+oxic+atmosphere+was+significant+in+the+evolution+of+living+things.&source# | This source was very helpful as it gave me some main points that were useful to use in my assignment. It was very reliable as it was stated in a Biology Textbook and also I could notice reoccurring information in other sources…
1. a. Concept and Definition: “Short-term memory is a memory store with limited capacity and duration (less than a minute).” (Krause & Corts, 2012, p 238).
b. Example: I remember yesterday having a long conversation with my mother and after I stopped talking and she started talking I had forgotten what I wanted to say to her. I knew it had something to do with what we were talking about but I couldn’t put what I wanted to say together.
2. a. Concept and Definition: “Testing Effect is the…
the scientific discipline that studies mental process and behavior in human and other animals. The overview definition can be said, as it’s the study of mind. As for this writing, I have chosen to write the concept of chapter 3 (The Biology of Behavior). I feel that the concept of Psychology is mostly based on this chapter because it’s the human body in which it depends on.
The Biology of Behavior is based on the overall function of our human body parts such as how nervous system and hormones…
Morality definition, conformity to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct. See more.
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during geological history have resulted from the action of continuous and uniform processes. 7. Variation, in biology, any difference between cells, individual organisms, or groups of organisms of any species caused either by genetic differences 8. Adaptation, in biology, process by which an animal or plant species becomes fitted to its environment; it is the result of natural selection's acting upon…
If I asked you to find a definition for “science” you would probably find something similar to the listing above. As biology majors, you will spend the next several years learning “science” (definition 2) so you can practice “science” (definition 3) as a career. An important aspect of all the sciences is the application of the scientific method. Observations are made, questions are asked, hypotheses are developed, experiments are performed, data are collected, and conclusions are drawn.…
KS3 Biology Contents February 2005 7A Cells
This interactive presentation is designed to teach: • • • • • that cells are the basic units of life; the structure and differences of typical animal and plant cells; the different functions of cells; the organization of cells into tissues; how cells divide and why.
7A Cells contains 40 slides which includes 13 Flash activities: • • • • • • • • • • • • • animation to illustrate the seven life processes; comparing a cell to a factory; activity relating…
NOTES FOR BIOLOGY 1001
DR. STEVEN POMARICO, INSTRUCTOR
AN INTRODUCTION TO LIFE ON EARTH
What is Biology?
--- The science of living organisms and life processes.
O.K., so what is science?
If biology is the science of “life,” what exactly is life?
We all recognize what life is, but it’s difficult to define.
The characteristics of life:
1) -Complex, organized structure
2) -Homeostasis - the ability to maintain the structure…
Jonathan Gabriel G. Madrid Biology 2
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PERINEUM AND EPISIOTOMY
For women, the perineum is the area of skin that has a lot of nerve endings below the anus. This area extends to the vaginal opening, while for men it extends until the testicles. The perineum, when stimulated, provides sexual pleasure to both men and women. This is due to the abundancy of nerve endings located in this area.
The perineum serves as protection…