Knowing a set of concepts (e.g., logistic growth) in an abstract way is a starting point to understanding, but application, as suggested by folks like Dewey (http://wilderdom.com/experiential/ExperientialDewey.html) and Bloom (http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/articles/BloomsT/index.htm), is a better training ground for thinking.
Select one issue from the list below. Pick one or two ecological concepts we have considered that are essential to addressing this issue and discuss how it would inform that issue. Find some description of that knowledge that would help you understand the concept(s) through relevant examples and include the example in your write up.
Food and water scarcity =>
Urbanization and biodiversity =>
Regional population growth =>
Global population growth =>
Peak oil =>
Social injustice =>
Local climate change =>
Global climate change =>
How do you currently understand the connection between evolution and ecology?
Could you use the exponential and logistic equations quantitatively. If so provide an example (could be hypothetical). If not discuss why and how you would go about getting the skill to use either of the equations.