(from Greek: οἶκος, "house", or "environment"; -λογία, "study of") is the branch of biology which studies the interactions among organisms and their environment. Objects of study include interactions of organisms that include biotic and abiotic components of their environment. Topics of interest include the biodiversity, distribution, biomass, and populations of organisms, as well as cooperation and competition within and between species. Ecosystems are dynamically interacting systems of organisms, the communities they make up, and the non-living components of their environment. Ecosystem processes, such as primary production, pedogenesis, nutrient cycling, and niche construction, regulate the flux of energy and matter through an environment. These processes are sustained by organisms with specific life history traits. Biodiversity means the varieties of species, genes, and ecosystems, enhances certain ecosystem services.
Ecology is not synonymous with environmentalism, natural history, or environmental science. It overlaps with the closely related sciences of evolutionary biology, genetics, and ethology. An important focus for ecologists is to improve the understanding of how biodiversity affects ecological function. Ecologists seek to explain:
Life processes, interactions, and adaptations
The movement of materials and energy through living communities
The successional development of ecosystems
The abundance and distribution of organisms and biodiversity in the context of the environment.
Ecology has practical applications in conservation biology, wetland management, natural resource management (agroecology, agriculture, forestry, agroforestry, fisheries), city planning (urban ecology), community health, economics, basic and applied science, and human social interaction (human ecology). For example, the Circles of Sustainability approach treats ecology as more than the environment 'out there'. It is not treated as separate from humans. Organisms (including humans) and resources compose ecosystems which, in turn, maintain biophysical feedback mechanisms that moderate processes acting on living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) components of the planet. Ecosystems sustain life-supporting functions and produce natural capital like biomass production (food, fuel, fiber, and medicine), the regulation of climate, global biogeochemical cycles, water filtration, soil formation, erosion control, flood protection, and many other natural features of scientific, historical, economic, or intrinsic value.
The word "ecology" ("Ökologie") was coined in 1866 by the German scientist Ernst Haeckel. Ecological thought is derivative of established currents in philosophy, particularly from ethics and politics. Ancient Greek philosophers such as Hippocrates and Aristotle laid the foundations of ecology in their studies on natural history. Modern ecology became a much more rigorous science in the late 19th century. Evolutionary concepts relating to adaptation and natural selection became the cornerstones of modern ecological theory. (via Wikipedia.com)
1 Levels, scope, and scale of organization
1.5 Niche construction
1.8 Population ecology
1.9 Metapopulations and migration
1.10 Community ecology
1.11 Ecosystem ecology
1.12 Food webs
1.13 Trophic levels
1.14 Keystone species
2 Ecological complexity
3 Relation to evolution
3.1 Behavioural ecology
3.2 Cognitive ecology
3.3 Social ecology
3.5.1 r/K selection theory
3.6 Molecular ecology
4 Human ecology
4.1 Restoration and management
5 Relation to the environment
5.1 Disturbance and resilience
5.2 Metabolism and the early atmosphere
5.3 Radiation: heat, temperature and light
5.4 Physical environments
5.4.4 Wind and turbulence
5.4.7 Biogeochemistry and climate
6.1 Early beginnings
6.2 Since 1900
New York / Montreal
Per one week sessions beginning July 7 through August 31, 2019.
(7 Days/6 Nights, all inclusive).
$200. per week.
Become a Sponsor and/or Donor. Sponsors can send children to camp by paying their deposit. We then match their deposits through donations. We believe that all children should have access to a great summer camp experience.
DAILY ACTIVITIES: Many of the activities listed are a part of a daily program schedule, and some are made available upon request. Sign up and stay fantastically busy this summer!
All you will need to Pre-Register and Reserve a cabin is to pay the deposit for the corresponding sessions.
You will be given until September 1, 2019 to pay the balance in full. So relax, we've got you covered. Every child should have a great summer camp experience while parents and guardians are worry-free.
For consistency in attendance records, and for the safety of your child/children, a new form will have to be filled out for each week of attendance.
Each cabin facilitates up to 8 campers, 1 Counselor, 1 Assistant Counselor and 1 CIT
Each cabin consists of 1 wood-burning stove, 1 Washing machine, 2 bathrooms with 2 toilets, 2 showers, and 2 sinks in each.
Each cabin contains a buildable food-chain habitat.
The camp is 100% Solar, and equipped with WiFi.
CANTEEN is on Movie-Night Wednesday.
Please remember to include your email address, so that we may forward a Registration Packet for each child consisting of:
Emergency Contact Card
Medical / Health / Insurance Form
Dietary Form and Menu
Permission Slips for one field trip per session around the region of Adirondack Park, Mountains and Coast, and Montreal, Canada. (This is a good time to apply for a State ID for your child, if they do not already have one).
Special Needs and Instructions Form
Area Resources and Recreation
Supplies Checklist (Special/Late orders can be sent to your child C/O: GTT Eco-Camp Post Office Box 125, Constable, New York 12926).
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