Ch 16: AP Environmental Science - Interaction Among Organisms in the Ecosystem: Tutoring Solution

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The Interaction Among Organisms in the Ecosystem chapter of this AP Environmental Science Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about ecological relationships. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the topics involving interaction among organisms required in a typical AP Environmental Science course.

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  • Begin your assignment or other AP Environmental Science work.
  • Identify the ecological interaction concepts that you're stuck on.
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  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
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  • Struggle with understanding predator and prey relationships, carrying capacity, interspecific competition or any other ecological interaction topic
  • Have limited time for studying
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  • Prefer learning science visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their interaction among organisms unit
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  • Want to get ahead in AP Environmental Science
  • Don't have access to their science teacher outside of class

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Learning Objectives

  • Take a look at examples of interspecific competition and competitive exclusion.
  • Explain how camouflage, warning coloration and mimicry affect predator/prey interactions.
  • Examine different types of symbiotic relationships.
  • Understand the significance of a population's carrying capacity.
  • Discuss the effects of habitat fragmentation.
  • Learn how ecological balance can be disrupted by introduced and invasive species.

9 Lessons in Chapter 16: AP Environmental Science - Interaction Among Organisms in the Ecosystem: Tutoring Solution
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Interspecific Competition, Competitive Exclusion & Niche Differentiation

1. Interspecific Competition, Competitive Exclusion & Niche Differentiation

What happens when two similar species that consume the same resources occupy the same space? Interspecific competition, that's what! Watch our video lesson to learn about the outcomes of this ecological battle.

Predator/Prey Interactions, Camouflage, Mimicry & Warning Coloration

2. Predator/Prey Interactions, Camouflage, Mimicry & Warning Coloration

You probably know that skunks can be quite stinky, bees sting and monarch butterflies are pretty, but do you know why? This lesson will introduce you to the reasons why some animals look or act the way they do and how these things relate to the predator/prey relationship.

Symbiotic Relationships: Mutualism, Commensalism & Parasitism

3. Symbiotic Relationships: Mutualism, Commensalism & Parasitism

If your cat or dog has ever had fleas, you've witnessed symbiosis in action. In this lesson, learn the many types of symbiosis in biology, and how these relationships can have a positive, negative, or neutral effect on the individual species.

Populations: Density, Survivorship and Life Histories

4. Populations: Density, Survivorship and Life Histories

Have you ever wondered how biologists determine the populations of animals in a particular geographic area? Watch this video lesson to find out, and discover how scientists look at the survivorship and life histories of many different species.

Carrying Capacity, Migration & Dispersion

5. Carrying Capacity, Migration & Dispersion

Have you ever wondered why some types of birds fly south in the winter or why some animals form territories? Watch this video to learn about a species' maximum growth capabilities, the way its members group themselves and why they might migrate to new locations every year.

Dispersal, Colonization, and Island Biogeography

6. Dispersal, Colonization, and Island Biogeography

Have you ever gone in your backyard and discovered a wild raspberry bush that has never been there before? How did it get there? Why is there only one bush year after year? In this lesson, you'll study how plant and animal species colonize in new areas through dispersal and immigration and how some species thrive in a new area while others fail.

Conservation Biology, Habitat Fragmentation, and Metapopulations

7. Conservation Biology, Habitat Fragmentation, and Metapopulations

It's becoming harder to conserve large, unbroken tracts of wilderness. Is there another way for conservation biologists to ensure the survival of a species? In this lesson, you'll learn about habitat fragmentation and metapopulations.

How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

8. How Introduced and Invasive Species Alter Ecological Balance

What happens to your block when a new neighbor moves in? Something changes, right? Now think about that on an ecological scale: what happens to an environment when a new SPECIES moves in?

Competitive Exclusion Principle: Definition & Example

9. Competitive Exclusion Principle: Definition & Example

The ecological concept of competitive exclusion illustrates the fragile and dynamic relationships among organisms competing for the same resources. This lesson examines a definition of this concept, goes through some examples and finishes with a brief quiz.

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