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The biotic and abiotic structure and function of an ecosystem
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GRASSLAND ECOSYSTEM Name of and Number of of Professor Date Grassland ecosystem is found in all the continents apart from the Antarctica. Grassland vegetation is naturally occurring and is common in most eco-regions of the world. Grassland vegetation varies in height from less than 30 cm to quite longer heights.… Abiotic factors present in grassland include…
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Paper Critique
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Lubchenco reviewed the relevant literature and concluded that indirect evidence exists against longer immersion times (linked to reduced light intensity) being the cause of the absence of Fucus species in the low tidal zone. Study sites of a gradient of wave exposure… Since Chondrus crispus is dominant in the low tidal zone, Lubchenco looked at the effect of…
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Midterm assignment
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ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Date ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES 1. List the components of an ecosystem (abiotic, biotic) and give examples for each! Ans. An ecosystem (Pearson Global Schools) is a functional unit of nature, where living organisms interact among themselves and also with the surrounding physical environment.… They are the key elements that lead to so much…
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Week 2: Ecosystems, Evolution and Biodiversity - Assignments- Environmental Science
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Ecosystem is defined as a community which consists of living and non-living organisms living together, intermingling with one another and with the environment and in some way or the other effecting and influencing the life of each other. Ecosystems can be of different varieties,… Most of the ecosystems are man-made and a very few natural ecosystems are left…
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Name University Course Instructor Date Ecosystem Introduction An ecosystem is a group of organisms living together, interacting with each other and with their surrounding (eoearth.org). It consists of two basic components namely, abiotic and biotic components.… These abiotic factors are broadly classified into three categories climatic factors, edaphic factors…
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It consists of two basic components namely, abiotic and biotic components. The relationship between biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem is known… Climatic factors include the climate regime and physical factors of the environment such as humidity, atmospheric temperature, wind and light among others. Edaphic factors are related to the structure and…
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Membrane Transport and Extreme cold tolerance
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This essay will represent a general information about Membrane and Transportation, particularly Membrane Response to Extreme Cold Temperature. For effectiveness, the membrane should be able to cope with abiotic stresses like freezing temperature… There are different types of membranes like the plasma membrane. The plasma membrane serves the purpose of…
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Ecosystem structure and function lecture (Kindly follow the instructions) not an essay
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The study of how energy flows among components of an ecosystem is termed as ecosystem ecology. This flow of energy joins up four components in all ecosystems. They include… The energy as a result of cellular respiration is called net primary productivity. Decomposers feed on the waste product. As one moves up the next energy level, only 10% of the energy moves…
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Ecosystems and How They Work
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Ecosystems and How They Work Name Tutor Institution Course Date Abstract The role of ecosystem is to provide the goods and services that satisfy human needs by way of natural processes either directly or indirectly. Ecosystem functions are perceived as the subset of ecological processes and ecosystem structure.… Disturbances in forest influence the rate of…
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M1 Local Ecosystem Discussion
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M1 Micro-Ecosystem Paper Name: Institution: Micro-ecosystem This is a discussion of a micro-ecosystem identified in Hyde Park located within the boundaries of the city of Boston in the United States. Hyde Park is an ecosystem because it comprises biotic and abiotic components that interact in different ways, making the micro-system of the park thrive.…
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Connection journal about productivity
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These are the plants in the ecosystem. However, Autotrophs are also primary producers as they take in energy from the sun to produce glucose. The chain of production is long and this journal explores all the steps involved in the… The Sun is the fundamental wellspring of vitality. However, some of the productivity are linked to the sun but not all depend on…
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Task2
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These diverse forms of life evolved from the abiotic or non-living components, with gradual change in the atmospheric conditions and enhanced… Initially, organisms could survive without oxygen but with the evolution of the life forms, oxygen became inevitable for survival, which could be understood with the help of soft-bodied metazoans. This aids in the…
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Ecology - research projects and Presentations Task - topic Desert
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Rainfall is usually very low and/or concentrated in short bursts between long rainless periods These deserts are characterized by cold winters with snowfall… In some deserts, there are gold and granite fields, also exploited from time immemorial. The main economic resource of the deserts is in any case oil, with the richest fields being located in the…
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Ecosystem Succession Paper
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In figure 4-4, what is taking place is known as primary succession. Primary succession is one of two types of ecological and biological succession of plant life. It is the gradual growth of organisms in a place that was previously bare, such as rock or a place devoid of… These areas are places that have been damaged by destructive events, such as fires, and…
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Environmental Science IP 1
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Mostly characterized by high temperatures and a substantial amount of rainfall. It is a well-distributed ecosystem across all continents. More specifically, these areas are… One of the classical examples of this type of the ecosystem is the Amazon basin of South America. It has four distinctive layers; firstly it has forest floor. This is the bottom strata or…
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Ecology lab report
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In ecology therefore, has groups of organisms that live in a specific location at specific time will be called a community. Communities… This report looks at diversity of different species and draws conclusion about the findings. In community ecology, there is a study of how species interact within themselves in a given community. This study considers…
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Discuss the importance of soil in the environment
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Life is impossible without soil as it holds biotic as well as abiotic components such as rivers, landforms and rocks. The nature of soil vary from place to place and hence it decides the distribution and range of biota.… The three most imperative components of soil encompass clay, silt and sand. Texture of the soil depends on the composition of these…
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Homework assignment
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A. The various latitudinal geographical zones that roughly subdivide Earth’s surface are five climatic zones: the Arctic Circle (North Frigid Zone), the Tropic of Cancer (North Temperate Zone), the Equator (Torrid Zone), the Tropic of Capricorn (South Temperate Zone), the… where the International Meridian Conference was held. 8. The time at longitude 800 E…
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How organisms cope with biotic environmental factors
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Questions 1. Using examples from the major groups of life describe how organisms cope with biotic environmental factors. Biotic factors encompass diverse life forms such as prokaryotes involving bacteria; eukaryotes like protists, fungi, plants and animals.… Interaction of biotic and abiotic components together with biotic-biotic interaction is responsible for…
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Stream Lab Report
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Stream paper 1.0 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background information Streams and rivers have been under extreme pressure from anthropogenic sources which have consequently affected the river or stream quality and thus terminologies such as ecological integrity, stream condition and river health have been coined to describe the status of river ecosystems in response to human activities (Allan, 2004).…
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A Self-Sustained Enclosed Ecosystem in a Jar
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The project "A Self-Sustained Enclosed Ecosystem in a Jar " focused on creating a jar-based ecosystem with none of the organisms dying. The paper also presents periodic results of four weeks obtained from the project.… An ecosystem can be describe as the dynamic biological environment that consist of living things in a specific region, abiotic , and…
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Enviromental Science
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It therefore describes both the ecological role of the species in the ecosystem and the range of conditions necessary for the persistence of the species. It subsumes all of the… Biodiversity on the other hand is the variation of life forms and species within a given ecosystem (Spicer, 2009) If the need for biodiversity is not met there will be imbalance on the…
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Case summary in operation management
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We have a case here that looks at the sustainability of its operations since it is using pine wood as a basic material for crating of its wine products. Through Life Cycle assessment method and Design for the environment method of research, the company was able to measure the… Oftentimes it is related to ecological resources. Ecological sustainability is…
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Unit 6 Big Ideas in Science SEMINAR
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Evaporation from water bodies takes water to the atmosphere, which then condenses into clouds. The clouds precipitate when cooled into rain, snow or sleet that goes back to… Atmospheric Carbon also comes from decomposition of dead animals. Sedimentary rocks like limestone, as well as seashells also contain carbon. Nitrogen, on the other hand, exists in the…
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Connection journal about nutrient cycling
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In some ways, nutrient cycling is quite similar to what is happening inside a magazine office. There are also environmental phase which comprises… Meanwhile, biotic components may refer to various staff or personnel who takes up the nutrients or ideas for publication. Now that we are quite familiar to the connection that we established, let us take nutrient…
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