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What role does specie interaction play in the maintaining a stable ecosystem.

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 1
High School - Science - AP Biology - Unit 1
Ecology
This unit covers Campbell Chapters 51, 52.2, 53, 54, 55, 56.1 and 56.4 as required by the new (2013) AP Biology curriculum requirements. The content of Chapter 51 is Animal Behavior as it relates to their environment. Chapters 52-56 are all ecological concepts ... Population interactions with other populations and their environment, community ecology and ecosystems and environment problems caused by humans. Three labs can be included in this unit: 1) Fruitfly behavior, 2) Dissolved Oxygen and Primary Productivity and/or 3) Energy Dynamics
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Eduring understanding (AP Biology curriculum 2013): 1.A, 1.C, 2.A, 2.C, 2.D, 2.E, 3.E, 4.A, 4.B, 4.C

1.A: Change in the genetic makeup of a population over time is evolution. 

1.B: Organisms are linked by lines of descent from common ancestry. 

1.C: Life continues to evolve within a changing environment. 

1.D: The origin of living systems is explained by natural processes. 

2.A: Growth, reproduction and maintenance of the organization of living systems require free energy and matter. 

2.B: Growth, reproduction and dynamic homeostasis require that cells create and maintain internal environments that are different from their external environments. 

2.C: Organisms use feedback mechanisms to regulate growth and reproduction, and to maintain dynamic homeostasis. 

2.D: Growth and dynamic homeostasis of a biological system are influenced by changes in the system’s environment. 

2.E: Many biological processes involved in growth, reproduction and dynamic homeostasis include temporal regulation and coordination. 

3.A: Heritable information provides for continuity of life. 

3.B: Expression of genetic information involves cellular and molecular mechanisms. 

3.C: The processing of genetic information is imperfect and is a source of genetic variation. 

3.D: Cells communicate by generating, transmitting and receiving chemical signals. 

3.E: Transmission of information results in changes within and between biological systems.

4.A: Interactions within biological systems lead to complex properties. 

4.B: Competition and cooperation are important aspects of biological systems. 

4.C: Naturally occurring diversity among and between components within biological systems affects interactions with the environment.

 

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