Ecology B/C

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby dcrxcode » March 17th, 2017, 5:28 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.
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 » March 19th, 2017, 2:46 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 » March 19th, 2017, 3:22 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.
I have had a similar experience.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Skink » March 19th, 2017, 4:19 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.
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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Postby SenseiSushi » March 20th, 2017, 8:30 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.
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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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Alcee » March 21st, 2017, 6:17 pm

I know this isn't green gen, but has anyone encountered legislation on tests? What are the most important protocols or laws that we should know, and what should we know about them (year enacted, what they sought to change/enforce, effects, etc.)?

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Postby gavinnupp » March 22nd, 2017, 4:52 am

I know this isn't green gen, but has anyone encountered legislation on tests? What are the most important protocols or laws that we should know, and what should we know about them (year enacted, what they sought to change/enforce, effects, etc.)?
It's a good idea to know the legislation from the green gen event archive in a general sense.
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Postby SenseiSushi » March 22nd, 2017, 11:20 am

I know this isn't green gen, but has anyone encountered legislation on tests? What are the most important protocols or laws that we should know, and what should we know about them (year enacted, what they sought to change/enforce, effects, etc.)?
It's a good idea to know the legislation from the green gen event archive in a general sense.
Legislation doesn't come up too often, but it's good to know the basics. I'd study the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA, Kyoto Protocol, Montreal Protocol, and Paris Agreement. A list of US environmental laws is available here.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby maxxxxx » March 31st, 2017, 9:22 am

I know we don't need to know this for the competition, but does anyone know where I can find an explanation of how the Shannon-Wiener diversity index was made(i.e. how they came up with the formula)?
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Nerd_Bunny » April 17th, 2017, 7:56 pm

So one of my team members dropped out, and I've just been given the job of doing the test at the tournament. What is the bare minimum that I need to know?
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