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BC: BIOL 2 - Introduction to Human Biology (Grewal)
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This course is an introduction to the basic principles of biology focusing on humans as biological organisms. Topics include chemistry; cell and tissue structure; human body structure and function; human reproduction and development; human genetics, heredity and evolution; and human ecology. An emphasis is placed on the application of principles to current issues, including common human diseases, genetic engineering, and the impact of humans on the world's ecosystems.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
LibreTexts
Author:
Mandeep Grewal
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Biological Diversity, Fungi, Ecology of Fungi
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the role of fungi in the ecosystemDescribe mutualistic relationships of fungi with plant roots and photosynthetic organismsDescribe the beneficial relationship between some fungi and insects

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Biological Diversity, Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea, Prokaryotic Metabolism
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify the macronutrients needed by prokaryotes, and explain their importanceDescribe the ways in which prokaryotes get energy and carbon for life processesDescribe the roles of prokaryotes in the carbon and nitrogen cycles

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecology and the Biosphere, The Scope of Ecology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Define ecology and the four levels of ecological researchDescribe examples of the ways in which ecology requires the integration of different scientific disciplinesDistinguish between abiotic and biotic components of the environmentRecognize the relationship between abiotic and biotic components of the environment

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Biogeochemical Cycles
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Discuss the biogeochemical cycles of water, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfurExplain how human activities have impacted these cycles and the potential consequences for Earth

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Ecology of Ecosystems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the basic types of ecosystems on EarthExplain the methods that ecologists use to study ecosystem structure and dynamicsIdentify the different methods of ecosystem modelingDifferentiate between food chains and food webs and recognize the importance of each

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Energy Flow through Ecosystems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe how organisms acquire energy in a food web and in associated food chainsExplain how the efficiency of energy transfers between trophic levels affects ecosystem structure and dynamicsDiscuss trophic levels and how ecological pyramids are used to model them

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, The Chemistry of Life, The Study of Life, Themes and Concepts of Biology
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Identify and describe the properties of lifeDescribe the levels of organization among living thingsRecognize and interpret a phylogenetic treeList examples of different sub disciplines in biology

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Earth Science
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Earth science is the study of our home planet and all of its components: its lands, waters, atmosphere, and interior. In this book, some chapters are devoted to the processes that shape the lands and impact people. Other chapters depict the processes of the atmosphere and its relationship to the planet’s surface and all our living creatures. For as long as people have been on the planet, humans have had to live within Earth’s boundaries. Now human life is having a profound effect on the planet. Several chapters are devoted to the effect people have on the planet. Chapters at the end of the book will explore the universe beyond Earth: planets and their satellites, stars, galaxies, and beyond.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Lumen Learning
Provider Set:
Candela Courseware
Date Added:
06/13/2019
Earth Surface Processes in the Critical Zone
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Rapid changes at Earth's surface, largely in response to human activity, have led to the realization that fundamental questions remain to be answered regarding the natural functioning of the Critical Zone, the thin veneer at Earth's surface where the atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere interact. EARTH 530 will introduce you to the basics necessary for understanding Earth surface processes in the Critical Zone through an integration of various scientific disciplines. Those who successfully complete EARTH 530 will be able to apply their knowledge of fundamental concepts of Earth surface processes to understanding outstanding fundamental questions in Critical Zone science and how their lives are intimately linked to Critical Zone health.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Atmospheric Science
Chemistry
Geology
Hydrology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http
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Author:
Tim White
Date Added:
06/17/2020