Ecology Essay Topics

Ecocriticism Study

Ecocriticism is the study of literature and environment from an interdisciplinary point of view where all sciences come together to analyze the environment and brainstorm possible solutions for the correction of the contemporary environmental situation. Ecocriticism was officially heralded by the publication of two seminal works,[citation needed] both published in the mid-1990s: The Ecocriticism Reader,… View Article

Environmental Science

Our world looses 40,000 species a year, while ocean fisheries collapse and global warming threatens ecosystems from the coral reefs to the melting of the North Pole poles to the grain-producing mid-latitudes. There is a greater need than ever before to understand ecosystem processes, man’s impact on these processes, and the value systems that will… View Article

Ecological Evaluation of Environmental Problems

Biodiversity refers to the abundance of life forms (bio means life, diversity means variety or assortment). This includes different animals, plants and micro-organisms. The ecosystem where these living organisms belong, as well as their genetic make-up, is also part of biodiversity. Wide biodiversity is advantageous to species development as there will be various interactions going… View Article

Ecological Succession

As long as the earth has existed, changes have occurred in the natural landscape. Ecology, a term created in the 19th century from the Greek “ oikos” (household) and “logos” (study), is the study of nature as an orderly system of interaction between plants and animals with their environments. (Allen, 4).      These changes in… View Article

Wetland And Water Environment

Introduction Ecological restoration has been proven to be a very difficult and yet an extremely valuable undertaking. It is one of the major problems faced by every country in the world for it is the key to Mother Earth’s struggle for survival. Restoration pertains to the reestablishment and replenishment of natural wetland systems to be… View Article

Human ecology

As it is evident that the earth is in the verge of being overwhelmed by pollution and destruction and the only way to alleviate this is for humanity to “go green” or be more earth friendly. If I were given the money to do so, I would practice “go green” living. For starters, the car… View Article

Ecology

There has been a growing concern for the rise of environmental problems around the world. Ecology students from the University of Georgia came up with a list of the top ten environmental problems of the world. Based on this list, I came up with my top five environmental problems that people consider to be pressing… View Article

Physiological Ecology

ABSTRACT    Mytilus edulis or the common mussels, very commonly found around the British Isles coast, with large commercial beds in the Wash, Morecambe Bay, Conway bay & the estuaries of south- west England, north Wales & west Scotland; belongs to the phylum Mollusca e.g. snails, slugs, mussels cockles & clams & class Pelecypoda e.g…. View Article

An alien species

An alien species (also known as ‘exotic or nuisance species’) is the entry of any species into the ecology of which in the past it was not a part of. This species can travel to the new ecosystem from a neighboring ecosystem or from another part of the world. An alien species can cause damage… View Article

The World without Us by Alan Wiesman

In Alan Wiesman’s book, The World Without Us, it is centered on the idea of what would happen to the world if only humankind were to disappear off the face of the earth. The purpose of this essay is to show how humankind are causing a modern world crisis, specifically focusing on plastic and how… View Article

Green culture in Mexico

Today humanity uses the equivalent of 1.5 planets to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste. This means it now takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year. Mexico City generates more than 12,500 tons per day of solid waste and the % 50 of… View Article

Food Chains, Food Web, Ecological Pyramids

In an ecosystem, plants capture the sun’s energy and use it to convert inorganic compounds into energy-rich organic compounds. This process of using the sun’s energy to convert minerals (such as magnesium or nitrogen) in the soil into green leaves, or carrots, or strawberries, is called photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is only the beginning of a chain… View Article

Mediterranean Woodlands Ecosystem

An ecosystem is a community of living organisms in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment interacting as a system. These biotic and abiotic components are regarded as linked together through nutrient cycles and energy flows. As ecosystems are defined by the network of interactions among organisms, and between organisms and their environment, they… View Article

Eutrophication

Generally, eutrophication occurs when the rate of nutrient accumulation is greater than the rate of nutrient removal (Heggie, 2006). Because of unnecessary high nutrient content of the soil, plants experience stunted growth, (as indicated in some of its salient features) fishes die in rapid succession, and a general deterioration of water quality. Nitrogen and phosphorus… View Article

Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic

Aldo Leopold is considered to be one of the greatest philosophers of environmental ethics of all time. Scientist, forester, environmentalist, and professor at the University of Wisconsin, Leopold has influenced and shaped today’s environmental ethics. He impacted many environmentalists with his environmental ethics and emphasized the importance of biodiversity and ecology. Leopold’s most praised work… View Article

How can we protect our natural environment?

The environment is our planet. It provides us with natural resources that are used for everything. It needs to be protected and so future generations can leave with no environmental problems as we are facing nowadays. Some countries develop with sustainability, this means that hey use the resources tht the planet provides in an efficient… View Article

Ecological Concepts

Ecology is the study of the relationship of between organisms and their environment, including both the living and nonliving compounds. Some of the ecological concepts include succession, energy flow between trophic levels, limiting factors, and carrying capacity. First, succession is a change in species structure of an ecological community over time. Over time species in… View Article

General Principles of Ecology

The term ecology refers to the study of abundance and distribution of living organism in an ecosystem, together with the interaction that exists between them and the natural environment. The distribution of organisms is usually influenced by the adaptation of a certain organism to the environment. An adaptation refers to an organism’s ability to exist… View Article

Religion and Ecology

Every thread of the problems faced by the present human society can be traced back to first industrial revolution of late 18th century and early 19th century that took place in Britain and from where it was embraced by the entire world. The industrial revolution set in motion the process of changes that have since… View Article

Ecology Exam

Q1. A patchy environment is an indication of a reduced resource density. According to Smith et al (2008) changes in environment affect species diversity and relative abundance of species. Thus per foraging, the tendency of a species to concentrate its activity in a patch rather than distribute its activities uniformly increases with the availability of… View Article

Ecology Lab

The ecosystem is composed of the producers, consumers, decomposers and the nonliving or abiotic components (Ecology, 1997). The producers are the plants that produce food through photosynthesis. The consumers have two types: herbivores or primary consumers and carnivores or secondary consumers. The herbivores are the animals that only eat plants while the carnivores are the… View Article

Ecology Report of Brighami Rockii

Any region with significant level of biodiversity exposed to threat of destruction can have severe deforestation and other forms of agricultural clearing like logging, charcoal-making, etc. Due to this degradation of its ecological habitats, such region may become a home for critically endangered endemic species. Researchers have it that the less rainforest a given region… View Article

Deep Ecology and Its Relation to the Third World-Guha

This paper will begin with an exposition of the article, “Radical Environmentalism and Wilderness Preservation: A Third World Critique” written by Ramachendra Guha, a sociologist and historian involved in ecological conflict in the East and the West. In this article, he refers to American environmentalism as “deep ecology”, a modern theory founded by Arne Naess…. View Article

Ethics of Ecology

Ethics of ecology focuses on sustaining business and environment. Ethics is a set of principles about right and wrong and how human beings should behave. Ecology is about inter- relationships – between living organisms (both plants & animals) and between biological & physical entities. As people now realise that the environment is a limited resource,… View Article

Environmental Science Study Guide

Environment- everything around us. Including nonliving things (air, water, and energy) Environmental science- an interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the living and nonliving parts of their environment. Ecology- the biological science that studies how organisms or living things interact with one another. Ecosystem- A set of organisms within a defined area or volume… View Article

Case: Gas or Grouse?

1. Systemic issues: Questar is a company and it knows that every mining activities in Mesa will affect the ecological environment. But BLM did nothing since Questar had damaged the local environment. And we know many gas companies have special relationship with governments. Corporate issues: Questar has destroyed the environment when the mining operation was… View Article

Go Green

With all due respect to the honorable judges, to the teacher from all Senior High Schools in Bekasi, and all the audience here, ladies and gentlemen… Good Morning!! First of all, let us thank Allah SWT because of his blessings, we all can gather here on this sunny morning. Shalawat and prayer, we will say… View Article

World Environment Day

Environment Day is a special day to condition of environment. It is important that every age of person should contribute and plays a very important role for creating the awareness. As I mentioned above that Environment Day is celebrated each year on 5th June. It is considered to be the most special and important day… View Article

Declamation

Ecologists point out that the huge expansion of hydro-power projects and construction of roads to cope with the lakhs of tourists in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh has compounded the scale of the disaster. Sunita Narain, director general of Centre for Science and Environment said, “This is very much a man-made disaster. There are of course… View Article

Ecological Systems Theory

As I was growing up, I always heard of the expression that “people are a product of their environment”. I never gave this expression much thought until I got older and became more aware of my surroundings and my own environment. Personally, I feel that there is some truth to this statement. A person’s environment… View Article