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  1. Nov 2017
    1. phenology

      the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.

    2. metabolic scope

      Difference between active metabolic rate (AMR) and standard metabolic rate (SMR)

    3. Lower energy intake was observed during late summer (August and September), when bluefin tuna are moving up through the Southern California Bight (28° to 32°N).

      Lower energy intake during migrations - M.A.S

    4. hitherto

      Until now or until the point in time under discussion -M.A.S.

    5. viscerally implanted

      Visceral= in the organs. -M.A.S

    6. a proxy for feeding

      authorization for feeding -M.A.S

  2. Oct 2017
    1. Heithaus, M.R., Frid, A., Wirsing, A.J., and Worm, B. (2008). Predicting ecological consequences of marine top predator declines. Trends Ecol. Evol. 23, 202–210.

      The study explains how the effects of a high cost/ low reward way of life may affect an ecosystem -M.A.S

  3. Sep 2017
    1. inverted biomass pyramid

      A biomass pyramid where there is a larger biomass of larger predator species and a smaller biomass of smaller, prey species. - M.A.S.

    2. Brown, J.H., Gillooly, J.F., Allen, A.P., Savage, V.M., and West, G.B. (2004). Toward a metabolic theory of ecology. Ecology 85, 1771–1789.

      Explains the metabolic equation used in the study -M.A.S.

    3. simple dynamic model

      A dynamic model represents the behaviour of an object over time. It is used where the object's behaviour is best described as a set of states that occur in a defined sequence. State>State transition> event> actions> activities -M.A.S.

    4. subsidies

      a contribution from an outside source -M.A.S.

    5. biosphere reserve

      a UNESCO label given to an ecosystem with plants and animals of unusual scientific and natural interest to help protect the site UNESCO- United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization -M.A.S.