Ecology B/C

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby germinator » May 25th, 2011, 1:46 pm

oh water quality. how fun.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby anatomy » May 26th, 2011, 1:01 pm

i am probably going to do water quality next year
but i still don't see how it is anything like ecology
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby quizbowl » May 26th, 2011, 6:30 pm

_anatomy_ wrote:i am probably going to do water quality next year
but i still don't see how it is anything like ecology

Do you realize that Water Quality, save the identification of macroinvertebrates, the building of a salinometer and water remediation, is basically the ecology of estuaries? If not, then you are in the wrong event.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby tornado guy » May 26th, 2011, 8:40 pm

quizbowl wrote:Water Quality, save the identification of macroinvertebrates, is basically the ecology of estuaries.


I suppose that you could also see macroinvertebrates in an ecology test too, since there is some identification of animals or organisms in their stated biome/ecosystem...
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby anatomy » May 27th, 2011, 11:05 am

quizbowl wrote:
_anatomy_ wrote:i am probably going to do water quality next year
but i still don't see how it is anything like ecology

Do you realize that Water Quality, save the identification of macroinvertebrates, the building of a salinometer and water remediation, is basically the ecology of estuaries? If not, then you are in the wrong event.


I understand that, but water quality relates to just water, while ecology covers a wider range. Still, I see how its related. Ya, quizbowl u r rite, water quality is related to ecology but only in certain topics.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » May 30th, 2011, 6:39 am

_anatomy_ wrote:
quizbowl wrote:
_anatomy_ wrote:i am probably going to do water quality next year
but i still don't see how it is anything like ecology

Do you realize that Water Quality, save the identification of macroinvertebrates, the building of a salinometer and water remediation, is basically the ecology of estuaries? If not, then you are in the wrong event.


I understand that, but water quality relates to just water, while ecology covers a wider range. Still, I see how its related. Ya, quizbowl u r rite, water quality is related to ecology but only in certain topics.


It's just like Rocks and Minerals replacing Fossils. They're both Earth Science ID events, but they're not that similar. There's some overlap (you have to know a little bit about rocks for Fossils), but fossils focuses on organisms while R&M focuses on rocks and minerals.

Water Quality is in a similar situation. It's not quite Ecology; it focuses more on water testing and macroinvertebrates and pollution. But things still overlap, like some basic ecological principles. Events get replaced by events that are different. If they were the same, it wouldn't be much of a replacement.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby XJcwolfyX » May 30th, 2011, 9:46 am

NOW IT IS OVER. MAKE A PRELIMINARY FORUM FOR WATER QUALITY.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby amerikestrel » May 30th, 2011, 9:49 am

XJcwolfyX wrote:NOW IT IS OVER. MAKE A PRELIMINARY FORUM FOR WATER QUALITY.

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby XJcwolfyX » May 30th, 2011, 9:50 am

Ok then talk on that forum. NOT THIS ONE.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby nerpas » May 30th, 2011, 10:31 am

According to chalker, Ecology is not actually being replaced! (yayy! :D )

(quote from the 2011-2012 Events thread)
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smartkid222 wrote:Ecology (-> Water Quality)
Does this seem correct?


And yet again the Ecology / Water Quality confusion is perpetuated. As I clearly indicated just a little further back in this thread, Water Quality is the TOPIC for the Ecology event.


I'm not sure whether we'll still need the salinometer, etc. But it appears that discussing water quality in this thread is just as relevant as discussing the tundra and taiga used to be! :)

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby sciolyswizzle16 » May 30th, 2011, 10:49 am

Should we still start to learn the macroinvertebrates?
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » May 30th, 2011, 11:42 am

XJcwolfyX wrote:Ok then talk on that forum. NOT THIS ONE.


Enough. I'm serious.

The year's over, and Ecology has been replaced by Water Quality. If you still want to talk Ecology on this forum, then fine, but in the meantime, we can talk about Water Quality. There are no competitions any more.

It's not your place to say what we can talk about or not. Stop it. If it bothers you so much, then don't read this thread.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby nerpas » May 31st, 2011, 9:15 pm

sciolyswizzle16 wrote:Should we still start to learn the macroinvertebrates?

It seems like it isn't decided yet what this event is exactly going to involve.
I guess you could still study...after all, macroinvertebrate ID is a great life skill! :P

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby XJcwolfyX » June 2nd, 2011, 8:51 am

It is not hard to talk on a different forum.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » June 2nd, 2011, 9:31 am

XJcwolfyX wrote:It is not hard to talk on a different forum.


And it's not hard to restrain yourself from typing stuff and pressing the "submit" button, but you've been doing it anyway.

As we've said countless times, talk about Ecology if you want a discussion. If there aren't any discussions on Ecology and you don't start one, then how does it hurt that we're talking about Water Quality (in the thread of the event that's replacing Ecology next year,too)?

It's not your job to police the forums. We have moderators for that and it seems that none of them have a problem.

Enough is enough. Stop butting in and complaining, it's getting very old. If you want to talk about Ecology, start a conversation. If not, we'll continue talking about Ecology's replacement for next year.
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