Ecology B/C

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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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Re: Ecology B/C

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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Re: Ecology B/C

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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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby SenseiSushi » April 18th, 2017, 10:03 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)?
This site seems to cover the basics of calculating biodiversity quite well.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby SenseiSushi » April 18th, 2017, 8:30 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?
First off, take a look at the rules manual and try to gain a basic understanding of all the topics mentioned in it.

As far as dedicated studying goes, the following resources are extremely helpful:

1. SciOly Wiki

2. If you have access to the event CD, read all the introduction packets, and review them thoroughly.

3. Introduction Web Page

4. BrainPOP Biogeochemical Cycles: Water - Nitrogen - Carbon

5. Biomes

6. Threats to Wildlife
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby jonboyage » May 8th, 2017, 12:09 pm

My friend had an ecology question from a test he took this year:

What are E.O. Wilson's 9 points of conservation? If they are found in a literary work, which work are they found in?
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby allopathie » May 8th, 2017, 8:28 pm

My friend had an ecology question from a test he took this year:

What are E.O. Wilson's 9 points of conservation? If they are found in a literary work, which work are they found in?
Funny, that was on the PA states test this year too, and it was 18 points. After consulting with my APES teacher, this might not actually exist. He was much more well known with his work in sociobiology and myrmecology. My best guess as to finding his methodology would be to look here (his book "Biodiversity"): https://www.nap.edu/read/989/chapter/12#396
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby efeng » May 15th, 2017, 8:09 pm

My friend had an ecology question from a test he took this year:

What are E.O. Wilson's 9 points of conservation? If they are found in a literary work, which work are they found in?
Do you happen to know which test this was?
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