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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby me-myself_i » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:27 pm

Khushi123 wrote:Hello! Can someone please share a 2017 ecology test with me? I have looked through the wiki tests and am looking for other tests. Thanks!


there's one on the national site if you haven't used that one
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby TechnoCatz » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:13 pm

Unome wrote:
depo1213 wrote:What are this years biomes?

According to the wiki, it's Tundra, Taiga, and Grasslands (which I'm pretty sure is sourced from SOPomo's SOSI AMA).


It says Deciduous Forests, not Grasslands.

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Unome » Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:10 pm

TechnoCatz wrote:
Unome wrote:
depo1213 wrote:What are this years biomes?

According to the wiki, it's Tundra, Taiga, and Grasslands (which I'm pretty sure is sourced from SOPomo's SOSI AMA).


It says Deciduous Forests, not Grasslands.

At the time I wrote that (September) the most recent available source (the SOSI draft rules) showed Grasslands as being one of the biomes. This was changed sometime between SOSI, in mid-July, and the printing of the rules, in late August, to Deciduous Forests.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby CVMSAvalacheStudent » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:44 am

TechnoCatz wrote:
Unome wrote:
depo1213 wrote:What are this years biomes?

According to the wiki, it's Tundra, Taiga, and Grasslands (which I'm pretty sure is sourced from SOPomo's SOSI AMA).


It says Deciduous Forests, not Grasslands.


It does, but it used to be Grasslands.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Entomology » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:59 am

Does anyone have a good idea of how hard the div c computation aspect will be? Ex. Which formulas should we know? Regionals next week will be the first div c competition I have ever gone to and needless to say, Im terrified.
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Postby dcrxcode » Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:47 am

Entomology wrote:Does anyone have a good idea of how hard the div c computation aspect will be? Ex. Which formulas should we know? Regionals next week will be the first div c competition I have ever gone to and needless to say, Im terrified.


Definitely Rule of 70/72, Exponential/Logistic Growth formulas, probably Shannon-Wiener Diversity Index.

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Postby ericlepanda » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:32 pm

Does the Tundra biome extend to cover Wisconsin?
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Postby Zioly » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:15 pm

ericlepanda wrote:Does the Tundra biome extend to cover Wisconsin?


I don't believe so. Also, I'm not sure if this is what you meant, but FYI there's a question marathon thread here: viewtopic.php?f=228&t=9632
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Postby gneissisnice » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:47 am

dcrxcode wrote:
Entomology wrote:Does anyone have a good idea of how hard the div c computation aspect will be? Ex. Which formulas should we know? Regionals next week will be the first div c competition I have ever gone to and needless to say, Im terrified.


Definitely Rule of 70/72, Exponential/Logistic Growth formulas, probably Shannon-Wiener Diversity Index.


I'm a bit late with this, I'm sure, but I think Shannon-Wiener is Nationals-only, according to the rules.
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Postby gavinnupp » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:09 am

ericlepanda wrote:Does the Tundra biome extend to cover Wisconsin?


Nah.. southern limit of the Arctic Tundra is northern canada, and there is no alpine tundra in WIsconsin.
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Postby dcrxcode » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:28 pm

gneissisnice wrote:
dcrxcode wrote:
Entomology wrote:Does anyone have a good idea of how hard the div c computation aspect will be? Ex. Which formulas should we know? Regionals next week will be the first div c competition I have ever gone to and needless to say, Im terrified.


Definitely Rule of 70/72, Exponential/Logistic Growth formulas, probably Shannon-Wiener Diversity Index.


I'm a bit late with this, I'm sure, but I think Shannon-Wiener is Nationals-only, according to the rules.


Yeah, but you'll still see it on the occasional harder invite or state test in my experience.

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby fizzle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:46 pm

How in-depth should a normal Ecology test be on the biomes? I ask this because I've now done two tests, one at Regionals and one at States, where the test had very few questions about the specific biomes and those questions were very basic. My partner and I put a lot of information pertaining to the biomes on our reference sheet and we used next to none of it.
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Postby gavinnupp » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:22 pm

fizzle wrote:How in-depth should a normal Ecology test be on the biomes? I ask this because I've now done two tests, one at Regionals and one at States, where the test had very few questions about the specific biomes and those questions were very basic. My partner and I put a lot of information pertaining to the biomes on our reference sheet and we used next to none of it.


I have had a similar experience.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Skink » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:19 pm

fizzle wrote:How in-depth should a normal Ecology test be on the biomes? I ask this because I've now done two tests, one at Regionals and one at States, where the test had very few questions about the specific biomes and those questions were very basic. My partner and I put a lot of information pertaining to the biomes on our reference sheet and we used next to none of it.

A third of the test should come from section two, theoretically. How in-depth is anyone's guess (as is typical for events this broad). Recall of obscure facts (like how "taiga" is Russian...total trivia) is not the makes of a good test, though.

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby SenseiSushi » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 am

Skink wrote:
fizzle wrote:How in-depth should a normal Ecology test be on the biomes? I ask this because I've now done two tests, one at Regionals and one at States, where the test had very few questions about the specific biomes and those questions were very basic. My partner and I put a lot of information pertaining to the biomes on our reference sheet and we used next to none of it.

A third of the test should come from section two, theoretically. How in-depth is anyone's guess (as is typical for events this broad). Recall of obscure facts (like how "taiga" is Russian...total trivia) is not the makes of a good test, though.


Although, like Skink said, the rules state 1/3 of the test should draw from biomes, oftentimes this section is skimmed over. Usually, the biomes section just consists of identifying a biome by using a climate graph or listing the adaptations of organisms in the biome.
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