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Evolution and Ecology
Powerpoint Lecture

This lecture introduces students to the first three levels of ecological organization: species, populations, and communities. After a brief overview of evolution and natural selection, students will be shown each of the different types of symbiotic, competition, and predator-prey relationships. Different types of niches will also be explored as students learn the role of individual species within a community.

Essential concepts: Ecology, ecological organization, populations, communities, niche, species interactions, symbiosis, mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, intraspecific competition, interspecific competition, predator, prey, food web, evolution, natural selection, artificial selection.

Test questions: Available for purchase at the environmental science instructor resources subscription page.

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