Life/Personal/Social Science

Bio-Process Lab

Disease Detectives - Div B

Anatomy and Physiology

Green Generation - Div B

2014-10-27 20:49 Does the limitation to Div C apply to both Legislation and Economic Opportunity or just Economic Opportunity?

Both topics of Legislation and Economic Opportunity in Solving Problems will apply to only Division C. Division B will not have any questions related to Legislation and Economic Opportunity in Solving Problems.

2014-11-25 21:42 3.a.i. lists "....... nutrient cycling, community interactions, population dynamics, species diversity and indicator species (2015 and 2016.)" Is population DYNAMICS in 2015 but NOT population GROWTH?

The basic ecological principle of how populations grow/dynamics will be covered in 2015 and 2016. (For eg- J curve, S curve, predator-prey interactions). Population growth human caused issues will be covered in 2016 ( For example- habitat loss, deforestation, desertification).

2015-05-07 10:56 Are there specific indicator species such as macro invertebrates and marine indicators or is it a broad general term that encompasses any organism?

There is no specific list of indicator species for this event. Students should understand the general term and concept and be able to apply it to aquatic ecosystems.

Entomology - Div B

2014-10-26 19:43 The Official Insect List has a glaring error. The family listed for "scale insects-twig or leaf" is wrong. It should be Coccidae, not Dactylopiidae which is cochineal insects.

From the rules... "The taxonomic scheme is based upon the Audubon Insect and Spider Field Guide. Any arbitrations questions will defer to this resource as the correct answer. " and on p 512 cochineal bugs are labeled as Family Dactylopiidae. its not a perfect system, and no book I am aware of will resolve every issue that can arise with the fluidity of insect taxonomy.

2015-02-13 21:24 Can annotations include pictures; as in, can I tape pictures to the inside of the field guide?

No. Pictures cannot be taped into the field guide but they can be included in the allowable notes. Written notes would be considered annotations in the field guide.

2015-02-13 21:26 Are students allowed to use tabs in their Audubon books this year? Last year they were not allowed. Thank you.

Yes, students are allowed to bring one commercially published resource that may be annotated and tabbed (limit 3 words on tab).

2015-03-18 12:17 Can students highlight notes in the book that they are bringing in for competition - just clearing the definition of annotated.

Yes, highlighting notes in the book is allowed.

2015-04-22 19:36 Are annotations in the book allowed to be drawings done directly in the book and not taped in?

Yes, annotations my be drawings in the book. Nothing may be taped in the book.