Introduction to Ecology


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Math, Science and Engineering





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Acquired Skills/Covered Subjects

  • Define ecology and the four levels of ecological research.,Recognize the relationship between components of the environment.,Recognize distinguishing characteristics of each of the major terrestrial biomes.,Compare and contrast the characteristics of the ocean zones.,Define global climate change.
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Alison is one of the world’s largest free learning platforms for education and skills training. It is a for-profit social enterprise dedicated to making it possible for anyone, to study anything, anywhere, at any time, for free online, at any subject level. Through our mission we are a catalyst for positive social change, creating opportunity, prosperity, and equality for everyone.

Alison was founded in Galway, Ireland, in 2007 and has grown organically to become a major force in free online education and skills training. Today, with more than 13 million learners in 195 countries, Alison is changing how the world learns and up-skills.

They are committed to equality and access to education and skills training irrespective of gender, geography, economic status or any other barriers that can so often stunt potential. So they offer a range of free courses that meet the many diverse needs of our learners. The UN declared in Article 26 of the 1946 Declaration of Human Rights that “Education shall be free…”. This statement will always inspire us.

Alison was founded by Alison CEO, Mike Feerick. Mike is a businessman, but one with a difference. He believes in social impact, and that you can build a financially successful business focused on meeting a huge global social need, making education and skills training more accessible for everyone. He invites anyone who believes that too, to support the Alison mission.

Alison is free of charge to you. But it’s still a business – albeit a socially-focused one. We are a social enterprise making our money through advertising, merchandise, and the sale of Certificates and Diplomas, should a graduate choose to buy one.

This course will first introduce you to the four levels of biological organization, which include organismal, population, community, and ecosystem. You will also study biogeography, biodiversity, population growth, and extinction risk. The course will then discuss the characteristics of the eight major terrestrial biomes, including tropical wet forests, savannas, subtropical deserts, chaparral, temperate grasslands, temperate forests, boreal forests, and the Arctic tundra. You will also study aquatic biomes, which include saltwater and freshwater biomes.

Next, the course will discuss the causes of changes in climate and the effects of global climate change. You will study modern-day climate change and its association with the increased melting of glaciers and polar ice sheets, which results in an increase in sea level. The course will then cover the effects of the Industrial Revolution, destructive harvesting, and overfishing. You will also learn how this affects important plant and animal systems.

We are all part of the global ecosystem and are dependent on it for our survival. By developing our understanding of our habitat requirements, how we influence each other, and what actions we need to take to ensure survival, we can help build a more sustainable future for everyone. This free online Introduction to Ecology course will give you an in-depth understanding of these vital topics, so check out the course today and learn something truly important about the world you live in.

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