Ecology concept map. He begins with a description of how life on the planet is ordered from large to small in biomes ecosystems communities population and individuals. A main concept in landscape ecology is scale. Paul andersen explains how population ecology studies the density distribution size sex ration and age structure of populations. Scale represents the real world as translated onto a map relating distance on a map image and the corresponding distance on earth.
Paul andersen explains how ecosystems function. The centre for ecology hydrology is a world class research organisation focusing on land and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. The landscape concept structure and function regardless of how landscape is defined the concept of a landscape is unequivocal. Components of scale include composition structure and.
It provides a systemic view of the service and of its context. In this final module we will explore the possibility of a new ecology by exploring the concept of sustainability evaluating the human impacts on ecosystems and providing some solutions for nature conservation. Logia study of is the branch of biology which studies the interactions among organisms and their environment. The concept of ecosystem functions and services helps to describe global processes that contribute to our well being helping to cleanse the air we breathe the water we drink and the food we eat.
Medical ecology is an emerging science that defines those aspects of the environment that have a direct bearing on human health. Industrial ecology is an interdisciplinary framework for designing and operating industrial systems as living systems interdependent with natural systems.