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Ecology Essay Examples

Biomagnification Lab Report

...Overall, this was a decent lab that served its purpose of demonstrating the concepts regarding the process of bioaccumulation along with magnification. The lab provided sufficient background information, and the procedures were concise and easy to understand. However, I would like to make it clear that this lab could’ve been more productive and exciting if made online and virtual. Due to the fact that this activity was error-sensitive, the lab itself was very emotionally-provocative. I persona...

Interaction between Humans and the Environment

...The Industrial Revolution was when the interaction between humans and the environment turned sour due to the exploitation of the environment for natural resources. The Industrial Revolution caused imperialism which was regions being colonized for their natural resources. This was one of the causes of the World Wars, which was the war of attrition – the fight for natural resources. The wars caused a lot of pollution and the war also caused a lot of natural resources to be used to fight it. But ...

Food Web Case Study

...•I use myself for my last example. I am a human being, located within my own food web. I eat food that come animals. I need the oxygen that omits from trees and plants to survive. I go to work every day to provide for my family so that I can feed them. When I am applying for a job I am in competition with others that are looking to take care of their families, therefore we are in competition with each other. I consume the natural resources that my eco system has to offer. I eat animals that in...

Role Of Education in Sustainable Development

...In a world where the challenge of sustainable development is an imperative, rather than an option, we can not afford to debar people from participating by making them feel failures, whether academic failures as a result of the rigid application of elitist standards, or social or personal failures as a result of inadequate evolutions of both their needs and their potential. Therefore, I envisage that properly resourced and directed education aimed at encouraging the development of sensitivity, aw...

Threats to biodiversity hotspots

...The destruction of mangroves means the benefits of them cannot be used for example they cannot effectively act as a buffer, which would normally lessen the danger of hazards such as hurricanes and cyclones. It is questionable whether the typhoon in 2001’s devastating effects could have been lessened if mangroves were better intact. A knock on effect of this is the coastline will erode quicker due to having no barrier, the wearing away of the land and taking of sediments/rocks along with means ...

Importance of the Ecological Footprint

...To further understand the details of ecological footprint and how can I change my lifestyle to have more sustainable living, I calculate my own ecological footprint that I am currently contributing according to my lifestyle. My ecological footprint is 69.29 gha, which is lower than the country average (99.77gha). It is still bad because if everyone lived the same life style as me, unfortunately we would need 4.41 earths to supports us for a sustainable living. My carbon footprint is 21.91 gha, w...

Six key aspects of EBM

...assessment law and practice: A Canadian Example and general lessons. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy & Management, 12(4), 425-468. doi:10.1142/S1464333210003723 McKersie, R. B., Sharpe, T., Kochan, T. A., Eaton, A. E., Strauss, G., & Morgenstern, M. (2008). Bargaining theory meets interest-based negotiations: A case study. Industrial Relations, 47(1), 66-96. doi:10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00504.x McShane, P. E., Broadhurst, M. K., & Williams, A. (2007). Keeping watch on the ...

An Introduction To Ecology And The Biosphere

...5. Define and compare the small-population approach and the declining-population approach. 6. Explain how an extinction vortex can lead to the extinction of a small population. Describe how a greater prairie chicken population was rescued from an extinction vortex. 7. Distinguish between the total population size and the effective population size. Explain why this distinction is crucial in determining the minimum viable population size. 8. Describe the basic steps that are used to analyze declin...

Conservation of natural resources

...(iv) Check on soil erosion and denudation in catchment areas of rivers, lakes and reservoirs. (v) Check on extension of sand dunes in desert areas of Rajasthan. (vi) Steps to meet requirements of fuel wood, fodder and minor forest produce of rural and tribal populations. (vii) Increases in productivity of forests to meet national needs. (viii) Steps to generate massive people's awareness to achieve objectives and minimize pressure on existing forests. The Department of Forest, Government of Indi...

Resource depletion

...[14] The depletion of natural resources is caused by 'direct drivers of change'[13] such as Mining, petroleum extraction, fishing and forestry as well as 'indirect drivers of change' such as demography, economy, society, politics and technology.[13] The current practice of Agriculture is another factor causing depletion of natural resources. For example the depletion of nutrients in the soil due to excessive use of nitrogen[13] and desertification[4] The depletion of natural resources is a cont...

Rural V/s Urban Life

...While there are not as many schools to choose from and sometimes rural schools are not funded as well as some others, children can grow up knowing their classmates and experience the benefits of smaller classrooms. One of the drawbacks to living in a rural area, however, is that unlike urban areas, residents do not have the best opportunity to choose from a range of employment options. While they can commute to larger towns, this gets expensive and is not as convenient as working close to their ...

The complex nature of alienation in poem The Preludes Through

...In conclusion, the poem, The Preludes, portrays the futility of human existence by depicting motifs of alienation, isolation and desolation. T.S Eliot critiques the superficiality and pretensions of the changing urban landscape. The disorderliness of the industrial city establishes the growing sense of alienation and isolation since the daily existence of individuals is synonymous with a living death. The Preludes reflects a sense of nothingness in the urban landscape, as T.S Eliot explores how ...

Conservation of natural resources - essay writing

...To animal, freshwater plays a very important role as their fundamental needs including the home for species and for drinking. Not different from the human kind, animal need water to support their buddies to survive. For water species, water is not only a basic home but also a place for them to get food. To the environment, freshwater can create the green which can also help both human and animal living in a good condition, for they will live in a kind of environment without pollution. Also, by g...

Shot essay about food chain

...Food chain vary in length from three to six or more levels. A food chain consisting of a flower, a frog, a snake and an owl consists of four levels; whereas a food chain consisting of grass, a grasshopper, a rat, a snake and finally a hawk consists of five levels. Producers, such as plants, are organisms that utilize solar energy or heat energy to synthesise starch. All food chains must start with a producer. Consumers are organisms that eat other organisms. All organisms in a food chain, except...

Shot essay about food chain

...Food chain studies have had an important role in ecotoxicology studies tracing the pathways and biomagnification of environmental contaminants.[9] Food chain vary in length from three to six or more levels. A food chain consisting of a flower, a frog, a snake and an owl consists of four levels; whereas a food chain consisting of grass, a grasshopper, a rat, a snake and finally a hawk consists of five levels. Producers, such as plants, are organisms that utilize solar energy or heat energy to syn...

Macro environment

...Our product and all of the other actors operate in a large macro environment of forces that shape opportunities and pose threats to the company is known as macro environment. Six largely uncountable external forces influence our product’s marketing activities. And also it influences decision making, and affect its performance and strategies. These factors include the economic, demographics, legal, political, and social conditions, technological changes, and natural forces Elements of Macro-Env...

The Mysterious Neuse River Fish Kill

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Mismatch between Supply and Demand

...4. (a) Invested lots of money to develop functionally superior and comfortable products- made it to fit Korean consumers (b) Used non celebrity – usually college students (mostly feminine products are used by college students – attack these 마음) © they took considerations on how to make specialized products for Korean consumers (체형/ needs) (d) has their own research and development center  they took consideration on their consumer’s culture (한국은 마루바닥이니깐 기...

Living in Rural Area is better than living in Urban Area

...Life in the countryside is also fun and enjoyable. Fishing enthusiasts can go fishing in the river and spend their entire day there. Besides, people in the village may have picnics by a waterfall or just relax themselves beneath a shady tree. They can enjoy leisure in life and do not need to spend a lot of money because life is simple and the cost of living is low. Some village folks only spend very little on food because they can plant their own vegetables or rear own chickens and goat. Further...

Living in cities or in countryside

...Thirdly, the cost of living in the countryside is lower than that in cities. People in the countryside can produce their own food, e.g. vegetables, fruits, fishes, meat and so on. I understand that working in the countryside does not earn as much money as working in large cities. However, people in the countryside do not have to waste money on unnecessary things. Finally, country life is easier than city life. Time seems to run more slowly in the country which takes away a great deal of stress t...

Clorox case Study

...Clorox is trying to use source creditability, by listing the ingredients and teaming up with associations such as the EPA. 8. Examine the packaging for Green Works. What perceptual processes are evident in the design and in how consumers will perceive and interpret the product? For one, I understand there thought process behind coloring the liquid green. But it doesn’t make sense to me unless they use a natural colorant. I sort of doubt that because most products do not use natural colorants....

Goals and Expectations Essay

...I decided to take biology because I’m not good at physics at all and math has never been my strength. On the other side I’ve always been good in biology and I find it easier to learn and understand than physics. I believe I would define successful completion of this class if I finish the year with a good grade and good understanding of material learned during the year. I will achieve my definition of success by just giving my best and not giving up and always staying positive and strong. I d...

Deforestation Paragraph

...Without trees, more carbon and greenhouse gasses enter the atmosphere. As a result of deforestation, trees no longer evaporate groundwater, which can cause the local climate to be much drier. Deforestation accelerates rates of soil erosion, by increasing runoff and reducing the protection of the soil from tree litter. Millions of people rely directly on forests, through small-scale agriculture, hunting and gathering, and by harvesting forest products such as rubber. Deforestation continues to po...

Biomes of the earth

...The chaparral biome is dominated by dense thickets of mostly small-leafed evergreen shrubs. It is characterized by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. This biome can be found in the foothills of California and Mediterranean climate regions. Chaparral plants have adapted to the frequent fires that result from lightning and dry conditions. The chaparral shrublands of California, with mixed communities of low-growing evergreen or deciduous shrubs, represent a distinct habitat in large parts of ...

Modern technology is a bane

...Moreover the possible areas that should be taken into consideration for any similar research in future maybe scope in politics about immigration from underdeveloped country or contemporary psychological problem because these problems have increased negative effect on many countries in the world. Based on pass experience and current opinion, it is different idea to evaluate consequence of technology throughout social problems; however technology should be regarded to utilize in only the positive ...

The Balance Of Nature

...A fundamental element in the web of life is the food chain. When a hunting animal kills its prey and eats: it is acting as one of the links of the food chain (3, p.14). In natural ecosystems, food chains tend to be long and complicated. Only a few carnivores occupy the top position, with an increase in organisms at each level (4, p.12). As one examines a food chain in terms of the animals and plants that constitute it, it soon becomes apparent that these forms can be arranged into what is called...

Malaysia Tioman Island's project Analysis

...Wildlife and Vegetation: Wildlife is indicated by type, extent, and general location. For most wildlife, their habitat range must be considered, not only their present location. In this case, Pulau Tioman is a haven for birds, bats, lizard and Mouse Deer. So it is very necessary to know that will they bring any serious negative impacts after the project was done. For example: after the cargo jetty was build, there will have a lot of cargo park in and out in the jetty. But will the noise form the...

My environment MY responsibility

...Furthermore, what we have to bear in our mind is that, being a student is not just learning things in the class, but we also have to learn on how to manage our nature or our respective land or in other words our environment itself because we live in this world as a community and we are not alone. Thus, we should consider certain things to make sure that all the people can live in peace without being disturb by the others or by our attitude that can gives an impact to the society itself. In order...

Population Growth in Mexico City

...There are a number of ways already suggested and being used to help Mexico City become a better environment. For the natural environment, the government has placed a law for the family owned cars to be driven for three days and then stop for one. In this case, the richer families bought more cars so they can drive it any day of the week. By doing this, those families create an even worst environment because of the cars that need to be built and manufactured. Another approach to a cleaner environ...

Primary and Secondary Succession

...Since the components of ecosystems all work together to sustain their environment, changes in any single part of the process, biotic or abiotic, can affect the entire ecosystem. Outside influences can also wreak havoc on an established ecosystem. These disturbances can result from natural or man-made disasters. Primary and secondary succession, although their instances of occurrence differ, both provide a type of birth and re-birth to an ecosystem. By observing and studying ecosystems, along wit...

Ecological Succession

...The impact of a change in this food web to the ecosystem would be drastic, because again, every organism would be affected by it. This real life food web is similar to The Lion King food web because they each have the same amount of trophic levels. Ecological succession can change a community by making exponential changes to the ecosystem over time, symbiotic relationships are important in maintaining a stable ecosystem because they provide competition, parasitism, mutualism, and commensalism to...

Forest and Virtual Nature Walk

...In my opinion this forest was falling apart and wasn’t enjoyable (I even remember screaming from going through a spider web). One recreational activity I would want to do in a forest is go camping. One way I can protect the forests health while camping is clean the area. When I walked through the forest I found garbage on the trail and that is extremely harmful to the ecosystem. I would actually like to go back and pick up the trash that people left and avoid the forest from turning into a was...

Environmental Science and Human Populations Worksheet

...We as individuals have exponential power to support and help the ecosystem. Cultivating your own food is a great start. Growing up my family always planted a garden. We grew a multitude of vegetables including corn, potatoes, onions, and peppers. What we didn’t use right away we canned or froze so that we would have vegetables year round. I have other family members that raise cows, chickens, and pigs for food. Being able to provide your own food source is self-reliability but it is all organi...

Cultural Landscape

...Land Use Policy, doi:10. 1016/ j. landusepol. 2003. 10. 008. , 2004 Hietala-Koivu, R. Agricultural landscape change: a case study in Y lane, Southwest Finland. Landscape and Urban Planning , 1999: 46, 103–108. Luoto, M.. Modelling of rare plant species richness by landscape variables in an agriculture area in Finland. Plant Ecology , 2000: 149, 157–168. Mander, U. , Mikk, M. , Ku. lvik, M.. Ecological and low intensity agriculture as contributors to landscape and biological diversity. Landsc...

Criticism - Ecocriticism

...All ecocritics share an environmentalist motivation of some sort, but whereas the majority are 'nature endorsing' (as Kate Soper puts it in "What is Nature? " (1998)), some are 'nature sceptical'. In part this entails a shared sense of the ways in which 'nature' has been used to legitimise gender, sexual and racial norms (so homosexuality has been seen as 'unnatural', for example), but it also involves scepticism about the uses to which 'ecological' language is put in ecocriticism; it can also i...

Environmental Engineer

...The geological makeup and position of Nunavut and the Northwest territories make them very vulnerable to climate change effects, such as the possible melting of permafrost. In the Northwest Territories, their use of their abundant mineral resources have caused a great strain in the environment such as the giant earth scars left by diamond mines or the hazardous tailings pond spills, and the Environmental Engineer should not only be aware of these for future mining operations but could also work ...

Ecological Pyramids Worksheet

...8. Discuss what trophic level humans can occupy on an ecological pyramid, and explain what happens to contaminants and environmental pollution (such as mercury) as you move down and up the ecological pyramid (what is this called?). Humans can occupy any consumer trophic level depending on what they are eating. Contaminants accumulate in greater concentrations as you move up the pyramid. This is called biomagnification. 9. Look at the food web on the first page of the article. Who does the Maned ...

Human consumption: and its effect on the environment

...Reaffirming Ludwig's opinion about the importance of economics, William Rees introduced the concept of the ecological footprint, a model that puts the economy inside the ecosphere, intrinsically imposing limits on growth based on availability of resources. The ecological footprint recognizes the interplay of economics and ecology by measuring not just the natural resources a place uses of its own, but those consumed from other countries. Though it is Gretchen Daily's opinion that "people have di...

Ethics in Environmental Conservation and Research

...According to the ecological view however, human beings have the important role of, not simply paying for harm occasioned by their actions but of, protecting the environment from harm and ensuring that harm is tolerated only when the benefits outweigh the adverse effects. References Minteer, B. & Collins, J. (2008). From Environmental to Ecological Ethics: Toward a Practical Ethics for Ecologists and Conservationists. Sci Eng Ethics 14: pp 483-501. Swart, J. (2008). The Ecological Ethics Fram...


FAQ about Ecology


❓ How Human Activities Negatively Affect the Ecosystem

...This goes to show that every human activity that has negative impacts will be felt multiplicatively through direct and indirect measures. References Hylland, K. (2002, February). How [Do] Human Activities Affect Marine Biodiversity And Ecosystem Proc ...

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