Notes on topic C Ecology & Conservation from BioNinja.
Bio C1 Species & Communities in 5 minutes from roxprice:
Mr Andersen explains the niche in 5 minutes:
Community Ecology: Feel the Love – Crash Course Ecology #4 with Hank Green:
Community Ecology II: Predators – Crash Course Ecology #5 also with Hank:
Sampling strategies (Scot. Environment, 6m 45s); Transect, Quadrats and Percentage Cover to investigate the Distribution of Clover (6m 40s); Plant Sampling Techniques (Botany Web Series, 3m); and Quadrat Sampling (2016) IB Biology from Mr Alex Lee.
Try out this Population Biology activity to learn about COMPETITIVE EXCLUSION.
This is a fantastic 5m video demonstrating KEYSTONE SPECIES: how wolves change rivers.
Bio C2 Communities & Ecosystems in 5 minutes from roxprice:
Ecosystem Ecology: Links in the Chain – Crash Course Ecology #7 with Hank Green:
or here is Energy Flow in Ecosystems from Mr Andersen:
Mr Andersen explains Succession in 6 minutes:
and Hank Green takes 10 minutes in Ecological Succession: Change is Good – Crash Course Ecology #6:
UK National STEM Centre links to resources on this topic.
Bio C3 Human Impact in 5 minutes from roxprice:
5 Human Impacts on the Environment: Crash Course Ecology #10 with Hank Green:
What really happens to the plastic you throw away:
The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch:
and some good news! – India has banned all forms of disposable plastic in its capital (1m video).
Bio C4 Conservation Biodiversity in 5 minutes from roxprice:
Why is Biodiversity so important? (TED-Ed 4m video)
Loss of Biodiversity from Mr Andersen (7m 24s)
Conservation & the race to save Biodiversity (12m video)
Conservation and Restoration Ecology: Crash Course Ecology #12 (10m)
Option C.5 Estimating Population in 11m 28s from Megan Couser and Bio C.5 Population Ecology in 5 minutes from roxprice:
Population Ecology: The Texas Mosquito Mystery – Crash Course Ecology #2 from Hank Green:
An excellent 8m video on the effects of overfishing: What happened to the Grand Banks cod?
State of the Planet’s Oceans: Decimation of the Atlantic Cod Fishery (4m 12s)
Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean (a TED talk in 18m)
No Fish Left Uncounted – Full Episode (27m)
Sustainable Use of Marine Resources (2m 21s)
An animated tutorial from McGraw Hill Education on r & K strategies (which you don’t need to know).
Number of humans on the planet today? – see worldometer.
Bio C.6 Nitrogen & Phosporous Cycles in 5 minutes from roxprice:
Nitrogen & Phosphorus Cycles: Always Recycle! Part 2 – Crash Course Ecology #9 with Hank Green: