Ecology B/C

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Flavorflav » November 1st, 2009, 3:02 am

Don't trust Wikipedia. Anyone can change it. You mentioned that it contradicted itself. It was probably written by one person, and then edited by another.
Try it sometime and see how long your change lasts. Wikipedia is quite reliable for heavily traveled topics, although it becomes less and less reliable as the subject matter gets more esoteric. The real problem here is the assumption that coniferous and deciduous are exclusive categories; as OtherWhiteMeat has pointed out, they are not. The larch is a deciduous conifer.


I always figured it was the opposite.
Less people are likely to even know the name of the esoteric topic, so you'll have less people modifying it.
Whereas more people know what an elephant is (for example), so there's a bigger chance that that will get changed.

The way I see it anyway.
You may have fewer people modifying it, but you have fewer people who can fix it or flag it as well. The only truly terrible Wiki page I have seen in years was about a fairly obscure family of insects. I have seen many pages that weren't great, but aside from that one none that were actually wildly inaccurate. That page was fixed within a couple of months, too, BTW. I think Wikipedia is a good place to start for a great many topics, but depending on what you are studying you will probably want to check out some other sources as well.

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » November 1st, 2009, 12:36 pm

Does anyone know of a website that lists species that live in different biomes?
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » November 1st, 2009, 2:51 pm

Does anyone know of a website that lists species that live in different biomes?
You can find a list of the major flora and fauna of grasslands here

And this is a really good website on taiga, with this particular page being on the flora and fauna of the taiga.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » November 1st, 2009, 5:01 pm

You can find a list of the major flora and fauna of grasslands here

And this is a really good website on taiga, with this particular page being on the flora and fauna of the taiga.
Thanks.

I just thought of something: Does anyone think it odd that ecology is listed under "LIFE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE" on soinc.org? It seems like it would fit much better in "EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE".
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby haedy909777 » November 1st, 2009, 5:55 pm

hey does anyone know any good web sties about biomes?

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » November 1st, 2009, 6:00 pm

hey does anyone know any good web sties about biomes?
Go on soinc.org, they have several good websites about biomes. Just a couple posts back somebody gave a few sites as well.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » November 1st, 2009, 8:10 pm

I just thought of something: Does anyone think it odd that ecology is listed under "LIFE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE" on soinc.org? It seems like it would fit much better in "EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE".
Life, Personal and Social Science is just code for Biology. Ecology is the study of the interactions between living organisms and their interaction with the environment. You cover the topic in a biology class. It definitely belongs in the life science category of SO.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » November 2nd, 2009, 12:09 pm

I just thought of something: Does anyone think it odd that ecology is listed under "LIFE, PERSONAL & SOCIAL SCIENCE" on soinc.org? It seems like it would fit much better in "EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE".
Life, Personal and Social Science is just code for Biology. Ecology is the study of the interactions between living organisms and their interaction with the environment. You cover the topic in a biology class. It definitely belongs in the life science category of SO.
Oh, that makes sense.

I'm taking a tryout test in 5 minutes to see if I get onto my school's SO team. It's on ecology. I hope I don't forget anything important at the last minute.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby sweetcoop » November 4th, 2009, 6:42 pm

I am actually glad that there is a page of notes even tho my schools "A" team will not use the notes. I remember three years ago my school almost took last place in this event.

Can anyone give me advice on teaching Ecology to the members on your team that are interested in the event.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » November 5th, 2009, 4:54 pm

I am actually glad that there is a page of notes even tho my schools "A" team will not use the notes. I remember three years ago my school almost took last place in this event.

Can anyone give me advice on teaching Ecology to the members on your team that are interested in the event.
You know, you dont get extra points for not using notes. Your A team should make notes anyway. It's always nice to have, even if they never use em. Try to convince them not to let foolish pride get in the way of winning.
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