VOCAB - MUGANIZED

Abiotic
Allelopathy
Biome
Biosphere
Biotic
Carnivore
Commensalism
Community
Conformer
Consumers
Decomposer
Detritus
Ecosystem
Herbivore
Host
Mutualism
Niche
Omnivore
Organism
Parasitism
Population
Primary consumer
Producers
Range of tolerance
Regulator
Saprovore
Secondary consumer
Succession
Symbiont
Symbiosis
Tertiary consumer

ECOLOGY - Study of the interaction of organisms with each other and the environment.
     Topic Goal - Promote an understanding of the beautiful balance that exists on Planet Earth.

Stage 1 Introduction | Stage 2 Energy | Stage 3 Cycles | Stage 4 Biomes
Stage 5 Species Loss | Stage 6 Populations | Stage 7 Symbiosis

Stage Goals - Appreciate the precious diversity of life on Planet Earth.
  Understand the dramatic rate at which we are currently losing species.
  Associate human activities and species loss.
  Understand how the IUCN Red List designations help to track species.

STAGE 5 - BIODIVERSITY AND SPECIES LOSS
IUCN Red List of Threatened, Endangered, and Extinct Species
The first five mass extinctions, and their relationships to the 6th.
Why does it matter if a species goes extinct?
The importance of Biodiversity - NASA
Loss of Biodiversity due to Human activity - NASA
Human Impact
Visuals of Featured Data - NASA
Species Diversity


The 6th mass extinction - human caused

Endangered and Extinct Species

Dr. Jim Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute

Protecting Biodiversity!



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