Ch 11: Zoology Overview

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Study major details about zoology to help you complete your homework or study for a test by going through this engaging chapter. Our experts have put together multiple lessons to help you better understand the animal kingdom, ecosystems, and the environment.

Zoology Overview - Chapter Summary

This chapter will help you brush up on all of the key zoology concepts, ranging from the nature of this branch of science to conservation methods and biodiversity. You'll also be introduced to the concept of 'species' and learn about the organisms in the Animalia Kingdom. After you've mastered everything in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Explain the branches and definition of zoology
  • Point out how biological organization is split into levels
  • Offer examples of binomial nomenclature
  • Understand the limitations within the concept of 'species'
  • Show facts and the characteristics of the Animalia Kingdom
  • Explain how biodiversity relates to ecosystem stability
  • Differentiate between declining biological diversity, desertification, and deforestation
  • Identify methodologies for restoring and preserving ecosystems
  • Understand legislation related to Indian wildlife conservation

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8 Lessons in Chapter 11: Zoology Overview
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What is Zoology? - Definition, Branches & Tools

1. What is Zoology? - Definition, Branches & Tools

This lesson will give you an overview of zoology. First, the field is defined. Then, you'll get an idea of the many branches of zoology and a taste of the wide variety of tools a zoologist may need.

Levels of Biological Organization

2. Levels of Biological Organization

This lesson is about the organization of living things, or biological organization. Just like it can be helpful to organize your closet, scientists use a classification system to organize living things. This allows for clarity when talking about a species and provides information about an organism, just through the name!

Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System

3. Binomial Nomenclature: Definition, Classification & System

Life on Earth is incredibly diverse, with over one million species. But have you ever wondered how all these organisms are named? In this lesson, you'll learn about the scientific naming system called binomial nomenclature.

Concept of 'Species': Definitions & Limitations

4. Concept of 'Species': Definitions & Limitations

'Species' is just a word, one that can be defined in many different ways. This lessons defines biological, ecological, morphological, and phylogenetic species concepts.

Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

5. Animalia Kingdom: Definition, Characteristics & Facts

With over one million different species, the Animalia Kingdom is considered the largest kingdom. Its organisms also inhabit the most diverse habitats on Earth. This lesson will examine what characteristics animals possess and then will list some awesome animal facts.

What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

6. What is Biodiversity? - Definition and Relation to Ecosystem Stability

Imagine making a list of all of the species you have ever heard of; it would be an enormous list! There are many different species on this planet. This lesson will explore the diversity of species, as well as the different types of diversity and how diversity of life is essential for maintaining healthy ecosystems.

Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

7. Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity

When trees are lost due to deforestation, the result can be a drier climate and desertification or the transformation of the once fertile land to desert. Learn how deforestation and desertification can lead to a decline in biological diversity.

Land Conservation: Preserving and Restoring Ecosystems

8. Land Conservation: Preserving and Restoring Ecosystems

Humans have degraded a large portion of natural land. The field of land conservation has become popular as a way to fix this problem. Land conservation attempts to combat land degradation through preservation, restoration, remediation, and mitigation.

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