Write a paper on ecological patterns

  • Thread starter yorkie6
  • Start date
  • #1
2
0
Hello,

I've been searching all over the internet and looking through my ecology book to help me write a paper on ecological patterns.

However, I'm not sure what an ecological pattern is. Does anyone have any examples I can work off of?

Thanks,
Yorkie6
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Rade
If you have access to a university library, I would suggest that you start with this classic paper: Hutchinson, G. E. 1953. The concept of pattern in ecology. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. (Phila) 105:1-12. Also, see the textbook:Eugene Odum : Fundamentals of Ecology, 1971--page 154, where "pattern" is defined as "the structure that results from the distribution of organisms in, and their interaction with, their environment". So, consider these: (1) vertical layering, (2) zonation, (3) activity patterns-periodicity, (4) food-web patterns, (5) reproductive patterns,
(6) social patterns--herds, flocks, tribes, etc (7) interaction patterns (competition, predation, parasitism, etc., (8) stochastic patterns. Good luck with your report.
 
  • #3
2
0
thank you for your help! greatly appreciated :)
 

Related Threads on Write a paper on ecological patterns

  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
3K
Replies
1
Views
750
Replies
5
Views
864
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
10
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
Top