Environmental science

Required Resources

Text

Smith, T. M., & Smith, R. L. (2015). Elements of Ecology (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

· Chapter 12: Species Interactions, Population Dynamics, and Natural Selection pp 243 – 260

· Chapter13: Interspecific Competition pp 262-282

· Chapter 14: Predation pp 285-311

· Chapter15: Parasitism and Mutualism pp 314-333

Multimedia

Western University. (2011, November 28). Western researchers find fear itself affects predator-prey relationship (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42efTOfJlhw

· Researchers from Western University have found that fear of predation is powerful enough to affect wildlife populations even when predators are prevented from directly killing any prey. The video has important applications for wildlife management and is used in the week four discussion. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

LASI Bee Research & Outreach. (2013, October 14). Quantifying variation among garden plants in attractiveness to bees and other insects (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.[Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u2LeTPGo9w

· This video presents a research project that determined which garden plants were most attractive to bees and other insect pollinators. The objective is to create floral communities that will promote and sustain healthy pollinator populations. The video is used in the week four discussion. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Huy Channel. (2015, August 15). Predator/prey interactions, camouflage, mimicry & warning coloration (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video File]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9Ll5P6qeNU

· This video introduces viewers to the selective pressures brought on by predator-prey interactions and provides several examples of species adaptations that were prompted through predator-prey interactions. The video will provide contact depth by linking predator-prey interactions with species adaptations. The video will aid in completing the week four discussion and the week five final paper. Accessibility Statement (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Privacy Policy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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