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BIOL 180: Ecology: Home

Course guide for Professor Jennifer Fox's annotated bibliography assignment on a biome


Welcome to the BIOL 180 Ecology research guide. This guide identifies the best databases to use for your annotated bibliography assignment and contains some other helpful background information. It will prepare you for the library workshop in your lab session.

Before your lab on 9/25 or 9/26:

Please contact me with questions you have regarding the research process on this or any research assignment.

Get Started with Keywords


TerrestrialTropical rainforest; tropical seasonal forest & savanna; Desert; Temperate grassland; Temperate shrubland and woodland; Temperate deciduous forest; Temperate evergreen forest; Boreal forest; Tundra

Freshwater: Lakes; Rivers; River delta

Marine:  Continental shelf; Tropical coral; Benthic zone; Pelagic zone; Estuaries; Salt marshes; Mangrove forests; Coral reefs; Kelp beds (Kelp forest)

Anthropogenic: Dense settlements; Villages; Croplands; Rangelands

POPULATIONS ARTICLE: population, density, species, change, distribution, dispersal

SPECIES INTERACTIONS OR COMMUNITIES ARTICLE:  parasitism, predation, defenses, coevolution, species, mutualism, competition, succession, disturbance, keystone species, trophic cascade, community structure

ECOSYSTEMS ARTICLE: energy, food, nutrient cycle, nutrient cycling, weathering, decomposition, mineralization, plus specific nutrient names (e.g., nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, potassium, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, iron, copper, manganese, zinc, nickel, molybdenum, boron, chlorine) 

CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES ARTICLE:  habitat loss, extinction, invasive species, global warming, climate change, pollution, carbon flux, water shortages, tourism, agricultural runoff, pesticides, fertilizer

Science Liaison & Reference Librarian

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How to Write an Annotated Bibliography

The following guides present overviews and practical tips for writing annotated bibliographies: 

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