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  • About

    This 32-program video series covers the basic principles of general biology as they relate to the cellular, organismic, and population levels of organization. Includes cell ultrastructure and function, energy transfer, reproduction, genetics, evolution, diversity of organisms, and ecology.

    The live-action video and photographs portrayed throughout the series were filmed on-location at Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
    Categories
    College Level Academic Courses
    Release Date
    Dec 31, 2008
    Video Running Time (minutes)
    960:00
    Producer
    Palomar College
    Course ID
    GYE-SET
  • Component Items

    This is a compilation item which contains other items. Licensing this one item causes all of the following items to be licensed.

    01 Introduction to the Ecosystem
    Program 1 of the 32-part series, Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, is rich with live-action video and defines the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the geological and human history of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and the ecosystem structure and types of ecosystems found ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    02 The Nature of Science
    Program 2 of the 32-part series, Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, describes the dual nature of science; an overview of the process of science; characteristics of a controlled study; the products of science, including theory; characteristics of quality science and how it differs fro... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    03 Basic Chemistry
    Program 3 of the 32-part series, Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, focuses on basic chemistry to better understand the metabolism of the plants and animals in the ecosystem, as well as the environmental contaminants and the effect they can have on the ecosystem. The characteristics ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    04 Biochemistry
    Program 4 of the 32-part series, Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, describes organic and inorganic molecules; how monomers form polymers via dehydration syntheses; hydrolysis reactions; important organic groups; the major organic polymers: carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nuclei... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    05 Cells, Membranes, and Solutions
    Program 5 of the 32-part series, Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses plasma membrane structure; characteristics of prokaryotic cells and their structures; characteristics of eukaryotic cells and their structures; contrasting plant and animal cells; defines solutions; and dis... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    06 Ecosystem Energetics
    Program 6 of the 32-part series, Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, introduces energetics with a discussion of the laws of energy; structure and characteristics of ATP; exergonic and endergonic reactions; the flow of energy through nature including fusion, the electromagnetic spectru... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    07 Mitosis and Meiosis
    Program 7 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, looks at ploidy, mitosis and its role in nature; the roles of mitosis and meiosis in sexual reproduction; and meiosis and its contribution to genetic diversity looking at crossing over and independent assortment. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    08 Inheritance
    Program 8 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, examines Mendelian inheritance of autosomal traits; segregation of alleles; independent assortment, and the basic single trait crosses. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    09 Protein Synthesis
    Program 9 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, uses animated graphics to look at the structure of DNA and RNA; the processes of transcription and translation; mutation and its effects; and chromosomal abnormalities. Additional topics covered:DNA fingerprinting tec... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    10 Forces of Evolution
    Program 10 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, defines biological evolution; examines Darwin's development of evolutionary theory; discusses relevant terminology; and begins a discussion of some of the forces that drive evolution including inheritance, random gen... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    11 Evolution, Speciation and More
    Program 11 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, continues to look at more forces and evidence of evolution in the form of genetic drift and migration. Genetic drift and natural selection are compared by looking at founder effect and bottlenecks. It also discusses ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    12 Systematics
    Program 12 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, defines systematics; examines how organisms are classified comparing traditional and cladistic approaches; lays out the Linnaean hierarchy; and defines characteristics of the three major Domains of life and how they ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    13 Prokaryotes
    Program 13 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, looks at prions and viruses and how they cause disease; characteristics of the Prokaryotic Domains; and examples of some Eubacteria found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    14 Eubacteria, Archaea & Simple Eukarya
    Program 14 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses Eubacteria and Archaea found in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem; describes characteristics of the Protist Kingdoms; and discusses examples of Protists found in the ecosystem. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    15 Protist and Introduction to Fungi
    Program 15 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, continues the discussion of Protists found in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem and introduces characteristics of the Fungi. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    16 Fungi and Introduction to Plantae
    Program 16 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses the Fungal Divisions Chytridiomycota, Zygyomycota, Basidiomycota (Blister Rust), and Ascomycota; lichens; and concludes with an examination of red algae, green algae, and plant alternations of generations. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    17 Mosses and Ferns
    Program 17 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, looks at plant tissues; transpiration and translocation; moss life cycles and examples within the Yellowstone ecosystem; the fern life cycle and examples within the ecosystem. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    18 Club Mosses, Horsetails & Gymnosperms
    Program 18 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, examines life cycles and examples of the ecosystem's club mosses and horsetails; then describes seed structure; and concludes by describing the conifer life cycle and the conifers found in the ecosystem. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    19 Angiosperms
    Program 19 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, demonstrates how to identify Yellowstone conifers, then describes the flowering plant life cycle, seeds, fruits, and types of flowers. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    20 Flowering Plant Families and Metazoa
    Program 20 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, looks at flower and leaf characteristics used in identification and classification of plants; a number of flowering plant families and examples of flowers found in the ecosystem; and concludes by examining animal dev... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    21 Animals: Sponges to Flatworms
    Program 21 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, finishes the discussion of general animal characteristics before looking at life cycles and examples of Sponges, Cnidaria, and Plathyhelmithes found in the Yellowstone ecosystem. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    22 Flatworms to Arthropods
    Program 22 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem continues a discussion of the life cycles and examples of animals found in the ecosystem. Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, and Arthropods (Chelicerates) are considered. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    23 Insects to Chordates
    Program 23 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, continues a discussion of the life cycles and examples of animals found in the ecosystem. The major insect orders are discussed as well as Mollusca, Annelida, and Chordate characteristics. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    24 Fishes and Amphibians
    Program 24 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses characteristics and examples of important fishes in the ecosystem, including a piece filmed on-location in Yellowstone about the habitat and ecological threats to the cutthroat trout population. Then, the c... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    25 Amphibia, Reptiles and Birds
    Program 25 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses common amphibians in the ecosystem; characteristics and examples of Yellowstone reptiles; avian characteristics; and the Passeriformes. In addition, the video discusses the circulatory anatomy of fishes and... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    26 Birds: Passeriformes through Anseriformes
    Program 26 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses Passeriformes (ravens, magpies, nutcrackers, jays, warblers, wrens, chickadees, vireos, cowbirds, swallows, blackbirds), Falconiformes (bald eagle, golden eagle, osprey, red-tail hawk, northern harrier, per... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    27 Mammals: Artiodactyla
    Program 27 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses mammalian characteristics and begins a discussion of the ecosystem's mammalian orders with the Artiodactyla and Elk management. DVD style course with completion certificate only
    28 Mammals: Artiodactyla and Carnivora
    Program 28 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, examines elk and bison management including Brucellosis before considering the rest of the ecosystem Artiodactyla, including rocky mountain big horn sheep, moose, and pronghorn; then follows with a discussion of Carn... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    29 Mammals: Carnivora through Rodentia
    Program 29 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses grizzly biology and management; wolf biology, reintroduction and management; followed by the rest of the ecosystem's Carnivora (black bear, red fox, coyote, wolf, mountain lion, bobcat, lynx, skunk, otter, ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    30 Animal Behavior: Learning, Memory and Behavior
    Program 30 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, discusses instinctual behavior and learning (conditioning, habituation, latent, imprinting, and insight learning); short and long term memory; and behaviors that are very common in animals, particularly vertebrates. ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    31 Ecosystem Dynamics and Management
    Program 31 of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, describes ecological succession in the ecosystem with emphasis on the 1988 fires and fire ecology; positive and negative feedback; synergism; biological magnification; predator-prey population cycles; and methods of ... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only
    32 Endangered Species Act & Global Warming
    The final program of the 32-part series Circle of Life: The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, looks at the Endangered Species Act; causes of species extinction; greenhouse warming and the consequences to the ecosystem; and the federal agencies that manage the ecosystem and the federal lands found withi... read more DVD style course with completion certificate only