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Mireille ESS Geo
There is only one planet Earth!
Systems, Ecosystems, Conservation
T1+7: How do systems work?
What was ‘Biosphere II’ and why did it fail?
What is a system?
How is balance maintained in a system?
What is the Gaia hypothesis?
What is your environmental values system?
First Nation Americans v. European Pioneers
T2.1+2.5: What are ecological systems?
What are the levels of organisation in the biosphere?
How do species interact in the Nepenthes?
What are ecological pyramid structures?
How are trophic structure and energy flow linked?
How does the TRF ecosystem function?
How is matter cycled on Earth? …in ecosystems?
The TRF and other Biomes
T2.6+2.7: How does change happen in a community?
How do populations change?
Can a plant grow on hardened lava?
How can EIAs benefit ecosystems?
T4: Why should we care about conservation?
Why does Darwin’s theory matter?
4.1 How has tectonics influenced biodiversity?
4.2 Why is biodiversity important? What are the outcomes of diversity loss?
4.3 What strategies can be used in conservation of biodiversity?
What roles do organisations play in conservation?
How can we protect habitats?
What makes a protected area successful?
EX-situ or IN-situ os species conservation?
T3: How should our natural resources be managed?
Human K, Pollution, Global Warming
T3 Human population, carrying capacity & resource use
3.1 Population Dynamics
3.7/8 Enviro demands of human populations
3.2 Resources – Natural Capital
3.3 Energy Resources
3.6 Water resources
3.4 The soil system
3.5 Food resources
T5 How can we manage pollution?
5.1+5.3 Nature of Pollution
5.2 Detection & Monitoring of Pollution
5.5 Solid domestic waste
5.6 Is ozone good?
What are common Air Pollutants?
5.7 Is ozone bad?
5.8 Acid Deposition/Rain
T6 Global Warming? Who cares?
Labs, Fieldwork, Papers
Practical Labs & Field Studies (IAs)
Data Collection Processing [DCP]
Pearson’s Correlation R^2
Discussion, Evaluation, Conclusion [DEC]
IA – Microclimate Fieldwork
Core: Patterns and change
1. Populations in transition
1.1 Population Change
1.2 Responses to high and low fertility
1.3 Movement Responses – Migration
1.4 Gender and change
2.Disparities in wealth and development
2.1 Regional & global disparities
2.2 Origins of disparities
2.3 Disparities and change
2.4 Reducing disparities
3. Patterns in enviro quality and sustainability
3.1 Atmosphere and change
3.2 Soil and change
3.3 Water and Change
3.4 Biodiversity and Change
3.5 Sustainability and the Environment
4. Patterns in resource consumption
4.1 Patterns of resource consumption
4.2 Changing patterns of energy consumption
4.3 Conservation Strategies
T3 Is overpopulation of our planet a reality or just a myth?