place a pair of prismatic lenses on the owl
it will initially orient toward the visual stimulus but will misdirect the movement of its talons toward the amount of the visual displacement - after only about 10 min it learns
are owls with prismatic lenses able to adapt
visumotor adaptations happen very
Adaptations, climate, life history, sex, sociality
Structure, growth, dynamics, genetics
Species interactions, structure, succession, biodiversity
Energy, nutrient cycling
Human ecology, conservation
Weight of volume of water displaced
The way that an animal looks that helps them survive in their environment.
The way that an animal acts that helps them survive in their environment.
A long winters nap.
A long-distance journey from one place to another as seasons
and their abiotic environment
collection of all the ecosystems on Earth
Level of ecological study focused on the adaptations of organisms to their habitats
Level of ecological study focused on the number of conspecifics and distribution in a given area
What is the largest owl species in NC?
Great horned owl
Where is the Great horned owl located?
The Great horned owl is located in woodland habitats statewide, including suburbia.
What is the Great horned owl's closest relative
Eagle owl of Eurasia
In the magazine, Birds of North Carolina, T
, light, water, minerals and air
organismal ecology is concerned with
evolutionary adaptations that enable organisms to mee the challenges posed by theirabiotic environments
addressed a population, and concentrates mianly on factors that affect population density and growth
study of how organisms interact with their environment
algae, plants, animals
temperature, wind, water
regurgitated masses of undigested food particles
sterilization method used on owl pellets
and influenced by them
Study of adaptations of organisms to environment
Dr. Joe Kuban
How organisms interact eith each other and the environment
Where did ecology originate?
The greeks - Aristotle, Theoprastus (Botany)
Evolutionists & natural selection
Charles Darwin, Alexander
Concerned with evolutionary adaptations that enable individual organisms to meet the challenges posed by their abiotic environment
concentrates mainly on factors that affect population density and growth
The study of how interactions between species
that an organism lives in
an individual living thing
A study concerned with the evolutionary adaptations that enable organisms tho meet the challenges posed by their abiotic environments
a group of individuals who live together and can interbreed
- relationship btwn ecology, social org, and behavior in primates
the study of interrelationships of plants, animals, and the physical environment in which they live
how a particular species makes a living
competitive exclusion principle
no 2 species can occupy the same
(Prussian) and Aimé Bonpland (French)
What does ecology concern?
-genetics: selection, mutation, random drift, gene flow, population genetics, physiological adaptations
-theories: math ecology, game theory, info theory
What laws does ecology consider
) Community Ecology
4) Landscape ecology
5) Ecosystem ecology
define organismal ecology
evolutionary adaptations that allow organisms to meet the challenges of the environment
all members of a single species occupying a specific region and sharing a common gene pool
study of the interactions between living organisms and their environment.
study of the distribution of living things in an ecosystem and how abiotic factors affect that distribution.
living things: plants, animals, microorganisms
non living things: rocks, soil
traits that help an organism survive
characteristics that are passed from parents to their offspring.
a body part that helps a living thing survive in its environment.
a behavior that helps a living thing survive in its
The study of how organisms interact w/ each other + their environment
Includes the subdisciplines of physiological, evolutionary, + behavioral ecology, is concerned w/ how an organism's structure, physiolgy, + behavior meet the challenges posed by its environment
the study of the interactions between organisms and the environment.
physical, evolutionary, and behavioral ecology. It's concerned with how an organism's structure, physiology and behavior meet the challenges posed by its environment.
an assemblage of populations in one area or habitat
understanding the relationships and species-specific adaptations explained by those relationships
states that abiotic components determine density
states that biotic
for food (intergroup and intragroup)
third challenge of feeding ecology
types of food's defenses
chemical compounds (secondary metabolites), mechanical challenges
two types of secondary metabolites
digestion inhibitors, true toxins
What types of adaptations do primates develop to deal
study of how organics interact with each other and their environment
temp, water, oxygen, salinity, sunlight, pH, soil composition
predation, parasitism, competition, pathogens, pollinators
biosphere, sum of planets ecosystems; regional energy and material