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					Nutrient cycling is strongly regulated by vegetation. When plants are
not present, nutrients are lost from the system.

 Fig. 54.21

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                              Ohio reservoir

Gizzard shad

               Ecologists are recognizing the need
               of understanding how landscapes
               (comprise different ecosystems) and
               food webs interact.
                                       Bioscience 2005
Ecosystem. All the organisms living in a community AND the abiotic
factors with which they interact.

Ecosystem Dynamics
1- Energy flow
   Primary production
       gross and net
       aquatic (light and nutrients).
       terrestrial (climate and nutrients).
    Secondary production
       gross and net
       production and trophic efficiencies
       biomass and number pyramids
       green world hypothesis.
2- Matter (chemical) cycling
    Biogeochemical model.
    Water, carbon, nitrogen.
    Role of decomposers.
    Vegetation regulation.
                SOME questions from February 24th

1- Is the final cumulative? Can we have some sort of study guide?

2- What happens to the rest of the light energy if only 1% is used?

3- How would omnivores be classified in consumer nomenclature?

4- If organic and inorganic materials are only recycled, where are
they from?
5- Is there any way to artificially produce photosynthesis to limit
6- If we need 2,000 calories per day and maybe half go out as
feces, does that mean that we use only 10 calories for growth per
World population 'to rise
by 40%'
 The world's population
 continues to grow but at a
 slower pace. The world's
 population is expected to rise
 from the current 6.5 billion to
 9.1 billion by 2050, the UN
Introduction to Animal
What is an animal?
• How would you know?
• What are the challenges that all
   animals must deal with?
• Are there some fundamental similarities in
the ways that animals solve these problems
(similar adaptations) ?
                               Major Themes -->
         Growth & Development
• form and function are related
  Compare the means of support for animal and plant bodies.
• differentiation and specialization into tissues
  – tissues, organs, and organ systems
  – body plan, size, and symmetry
  How is it possible that cells of the same animal can have a
    different structure and function?
• reproduction
  – sexual and asexual
  – developmental stages
  What is significant about the fact that
  larval forms are “sexually immature”?
  Sensing and Responding to the
• sensory systems
  Describe what is meant by “environment”
  in this context. Provide some examples of
  conditions that are monitored.
• motor systems (locomotion)
  What special tissue(s) enable this kind of
• feeding and digestive functions
 Describe some examples of how body
 structure is related to feeding style.
           Internal Regulation
• energy balance
  What factors may influence an animal’s “energy
• transport
  – water
  – nutrients and wastes
  – gas exchange
  How do animals cope with abiotic stresses?
• intercellular communication
  – local
                       Provide one example of each type of
  – long distance      intercellular communication.
Proposed evolution of the
                            Fig 28.8
     Early embryonic development can help
      organize the diversity of animal life
         What type of cell division occurs during cleavage?

When does the body form take on a “tube within a tube” appearance?
      Patterns in Animal Evolution
  • Simple to more complex body form
  • Hypothesized colonial flagellated protist ancestor
  • Cell aggregates, to a gastrula-like (or tissue-grade)
    “protoanimal” to

                                     Fig. 32.3

Which stages demonstrate cell differentiation? … morphogenesis?
  The Parazoa - Phylum Porifera

                               Describe at least two functions
                               of amoebocytes.

                               How would you describe the
                               feeding strategy?
• No gastrulation occurs during development; no true tissues
  If sponges have no muscle or nerve tissues, how do they
      accomplish movement of water into the spongocoel?
Patterns in Animal Evolution (continued)

       tissues organized into organs and organ systems (a
         “tube w/in a tube” body plan, with 3 embryonic
         germ layers)
                                   Discuss the concept of “stem cells” in
                                   the context of animal embryology.
  Mesoderm (although, not in all animals)
                                                Fig. 32.1
                                                Characteristics of the body
                                                plan (anatomy) and
                                                embryonic development are
                                                key to understanding the
                                                relationships between
                                                different animal groups.
  Patterns in Animal Evolution (continued)
               • Bodies with no symmetry to bodies
                 with symmetry
                 – Branch Radiata
                      • 2 germ layers: ectoderm &
Fig. 32.5         – Branch Bilateria
                      • 3 germ layers
               Which body form demonstrates
               Describe at least one example of an animal
                 with a high degree of cephalization. What
                 other characteristics are associated with
  Patterns in Animal Evolution (continued)
What do the colored layers represent?       Fig. 32.6
  Bodies with no body cavity
  (e.g. flatworms)

   to bodies with a “false”
       body cavity
   (e.g. rotifers and round worms)

   to bodies with a “true”
       body cavity
What normally fills the pseudocoelom?
                              Fig. 32.7

•    Differences include:
•    Cleavage
•    Fate of blastopore
•    Process of coelom
    Name one organism
    representative of the
    animal groups listed at
    the top of the figure.
How is structure
related to function at
major stages in the
life cycle of a sea

What can early
development tell us
about phylogentic
relationships in

What is
metamorphosis, and
how is it different
from morphogenesis?
Which animals have a
body cavity?

What are the possible
functions of a body cavity
in animals?
Animal Phylogeny – Modern
                      • Based on sequences in
                        ribosomal RNA
                        (molecular systematics)
                      • Acoelomate flatworms
                        lost their coelom
                      • Coelom development
                        happened early

                      • Combine phyla with
                        lophophore and
                        trocophore larvae

                      • Combine phyla that molt
           Fig 32.8
                     X   X   X   X XX
Tissues allow for
different cells to
take different
unique in the
animal kingdom,
and extracellular
digestion by
allow food larger
than individual
Plylum Cnidaria   • extracellular digestion by
                    gastrodermis allows food
  “cnidarians”      larger than individual cells
                  • Radial symmetry - detect and
                    respond to stimuli from any
                  • Muscles and simple nerve net

                                 Fig 33.6
                     Polyp vs. medusa
• 2 cell layers
   – Skin
   – Gastro-
     cavity lining
• 2 body forms
   – polyp
   – medusa

Hydra eating
Swimming jelly
                                        Fig 33.4
 Phylum Platyhelminthes – “flat worms”
• Bilateral symmetry with some cephalization;
  gastrovascular cavity
• A thin body between dorsal and ventral surfaces
• NO coelom (acoelomate)
• Flatworms, trematodes, tapeworms

      Fig 33.12
   Phylum Nemertea - “ribbon worms”
•Actually acoelomate, but some similarities to the protostomes
•Complete digestive tract; closed circulatory system
                                                       What are the
                                                       advantages of a
                                                       complete digestive
                                                       …of a closed
                                                       circulatory system?

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      Phylum mollusca – “mollusks”
• Over 150,000 spp; mostly marine
• Soft body protected in most by a hard shell made of
  calcium carbonate
               Bivalves:                       Gastropods:
               clams, etc.                     snails, slugs

                             Fig 33.20                         Fig 33.18

        Polyplacophora:                        Cephalopods:
                 chitons                       squid, etc.

                             Fig 33.17                         Fig 33.22b
• Important consumers:
   – Filter feeders
   – Grazers
   – Carnivores
• 3 Main body parts:
   – Foot
      • movement          Most use a strap like
   – Viscera mass         rasping organ called
                          a radula to scrape
      • internal organs   food; cephalopods
   – Mantle               have a beak
      • secretes shell;
         gas exchange

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