Topic 2.1 Activities - Species and Populations

In this section we are collecting inquiry driven activities to enrich the teaching of topic 2.1, Species and Populations.

2.1 Fundamental vs Realised Niche Concept

Use the presentation to introduce key terms and ideas. Watch the videos. The HHMI videos are excellent at putting these concepts into the real world and it's great to see Scientists in action. If time...

2.1 Biotic Interactions Review

Use this presentation to make sure you know your definitions and can give examples of biotic interactions.

2.1 Population Biology Review

Students need to understand how populations change over time, growing, crashing, stabilising around an equlibrium. They need to understand species interactions which lead to population changes - competition,...

2.1 Predator-Prey Interactions Activity

Predator prey interactions between wolves and moose have been studied for several decades on Isle Royale in the US. This has become a classic case study of population dynamics. It is an isolated island...

2.1 Whitebark Pine Trees and Clark's Nutcrackers

This exercises combines many aspects of the ESS course. I use it when we study biotic interactions, in this case mutualism, but it is also a great introduction to the multiple and complex impacts of climate...

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