Ch 52: Campbell Biology Chapter 52: An Introduction to the Ecology of the Biosphere

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The Introduction to the Ecology of the Biosphere chapter of this Campbell Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the ecology of the biosphere. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Introduction to the Ecology of the Biosphere textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • Different branches of ecology
  • Natural factors that influence climate in a region
  • Effects of global climate change
  • Types of terrestrial ecosystems
  • Different water-based ecosystems
  • Organisms of the open ocean and freshwater biomes
  • The theory of island biogeography
  • The difference between biotic and abiotic factors

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12 Lessons in Chapter 52: Campbell Biology Chapter 52: An Introduction to the Ecology of the Biosphere
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Global Ecology: Definition and Overview

1. Global Ecology: Definition and Overview

A large oil spill in the middle of the ocean and the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere are examples of environmental problems that can influence the entire planet. This lesson will explore the study of environmental problems occurring on a global scale, including the impact of globalization and current major global environmental problems.

Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

2. Natural Factors That Determine a Region's Climate

Climate is influenced by factors like atmosphere, ocean currents, landforms and plate tectonics. This lesson explains how these effects affect our weather patterns, which determine climate.

Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

3. Global Climate Change: Effects and Mitigation Strategies

In this video lesson, you will learn about the potential effects of global climate change. You will also learn how some are working to better understand climate change in order to slow the rate of temperature increase on Earth.

What is a Terrestrial Ecosystem? - Definition, Examples & Types

4. What is a Terrestrial Ecosystem? - Definition, Examples & Types

There are a variety of different ecosystems all over the world. In this lesson, we will examine terrestrial ecosystems. This will allow us to gain an understanding of the living and non-living factors that makeup these dynamic ecosystems.

Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

5. Biomes: Desert, Tropical Rainforest, Savanna, Coral Reefs & More

Take a trip around the world and learn all about different biomes. Why can you only find certain plants and animals in specific places? What are the most fertile climates on Earth? Watch on to answer these and other questions.

Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

6. Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines

Take a trip with us in this lesson, starting in the Pacific Ocean, traveling across California through the Central Valley and up to the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll learn how oceans, elevation, and people can determine which types of biomes are found in different areas and check out the Earth's most massive and oldest organisms.

Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

7. Ecosystems of Oceans and Freshwater: Biological Diversity and Water

In this lesson, you'll learn about the biodiversity of ecosystems based on water. You will discover that marine, freshwater and a mixture of salt and freshwater create very different ecosystems, which in turn influence the amount of biodiversity that is found in these habitats.

Open Ocean Biome: Plants, Animals, Climate & Definition

8. Open Ocean Biome: Plants, Animals, Climate & Definition

Seventy-one percent of the surface of our planet is covered by the oceans. It should be no surprise that the open ocean biome is the largest biome on Earth. In this lesson, we will investigate the properties and inhabitants of the open ocean biome.

Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

9. Freshwater Biomes: Climate, Locations, Plants & Animals

Freshwater biomes are very important to life on Earth. They are home to many different species and provide a lot of resources. In this lesson, we will go over what a freshwater biome is, where they are located, and the different plants and animals that inhabit them.

Dispersal, Colonization, and Island Biogeography

10. 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.

What is Biotic? - Definition, Factors & Examples

11. What is Biotic? - Definition, Factors & Examples

In this lesson you will learn about the biotic components in an ecosystem and the biotic factors that affect organisms. You will also have a better understanding about why planet Earth is a pretty special place.

Abiotic Factors of an Ecosystem: Definition & Examples

12. Abiotic Factors of an Ecosystem: Definition & Examples

When it comes to ecosystems, a mountain, a river, and a cloud have more in common than you might think. Abiotic factors have specific and important roles in nature because they help shape and define ecosystems.

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