• Notebook Check: 

    • Levels of Ecologic Organization Foldable
    • Article: Why should we care about species? 
      • Classwork Follow Up Questions
        • Why are species so confusing? 
        • Compare/contrast the viewpoints of Ernst Mayr & George Simpson
        • Compare/contrast the biological species concept and the phylogenetic species concept
    • Species & Communities Notes
    • Ecological Relationships Handout
    • Sand Dune Data Analysis
    • Speciation Notes & Classwork Handout
    • Keystone Species 
    • Energy Flow Classwork Questions
    • Energy Transfer in Living Organisms Hanout
    • Dichotomous Keys: Various Organisms, Rocky Mountain Feeding Types
    • Nutrient Cycles & Ecological Succession Handout (Sub Day)
    • Climate Change Notes
    • Biomes Coloring & Notes
    • Closed Ecosystems, Structure & Rate of Change Notes
    • Biological Control Notes
    • Biomagnification Notes
    • Data Analysis: Bioaccumulation, Ocean Plastic, Macroinvertebrate Biotic Index
    • Population Distribution & Growth Handouts

    Test Focus Points: 

    • Know the characteristics of a species
    • Explain the difference between the biological species concept and phylogenetic species concept
    • List the levels of ecological organization
    • Calculate estimated population of a species using data analysis 
    • Explain the difference between fundamental and realized niche
    • Describe keystone species and their impact on ecosystems
    • Define biological control and describe its benefits and risks
      • Describe the example of cane toads in Australia and its impact on the environment
    • Recognize advantages of scientists using mesocosms
      • How does energy enter and leave mesocosoms? 
    • Recognize the differences in the flow of energy and flow of matter
    • Understand how energy flows through trophic levels
    • Explain the difference between a food web and food chain 
    • Know the impact of biomagnification and which trophic levels are most affected 
    • Analyze data of contaminants in drinking water
    • Know the movement of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into autotrophs
    • Know the process in which carbon dioxide is produced and later what the compound is used to make
    • Know the process responsible for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere 
    • Recognize the components of methane gas
    • Know the impact of greenhouse gases concentrations 
    • Explain why an ecosystem has the potential to be sustainable over a long period of time 
    • Know the factors that cause an increase and decrease in population size