The biotic and abiotic structure and function of an ecosystem.
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...Abiotic factors present in grassland include features like different types of soil that support the grass. Other factors such as light... ECOSYSTEM and Number of 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. It is biologically composed of trees and shrubs. Herbaceous non-woody vegetation is also common with grass dominating hence the name grassland (Piperno & Sues, 2005). Biotic features present in grassland compose of various species of shrubs and trees in addition to animals. Abiotic factors...
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...abiotic or biotic determinants of these patterns? - Which are the factors setting the lower limit in particular of F. vesiculosus and F. distichus zone and the lower and upper limits of Chondrus crispus zone? - What are the factors affecting the niche width of a species? Another hypothesis that could explain zonation patterns might be relevant to abiotic factors such as water salinity, and water or atmospheric temperature. 2. Lubchenco reviewed the relevant literature and concluded... 1. The following points were the main questions asked in this study: - Do biotic factors determine zonation patterns of the dominant macroscopic algae in the New England intertidal region? - Which are the prevalent a...
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...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. Ecosystems consist of living and non-living components. The living components within the ecosysystem or community are referred as the biotic factors and the non-living components are called the abiotic factors of the ecosystem. Abiotic Factors The abiotic component consists of the physical factors like water, soil, air temperature, light and minerals. They are the key elements that lead to so much... ? ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES List the components of an ecosystem...
Week 2: Ecosystems, Evolution and Biodiversity - Assignments- Environmental Science
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...abiotic component which consists of non-living components of the system. A fresh water aquarium is a very good example of ecosystem. The structure of aquarium consists of both biotic and abiotic organisms. Every ecosystem must have a source of energy and the source of energy in an aquarium is usually a tube light or a bulb. This light energy is the source of energy in this case and it provides the required energy to the plants to carry out the process... Environmental Science Environmental Science 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...
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...abiotic and biotic components. The relationship between biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem is known as holocoenosis (Fisher al et, 644). Generally, abiotic components include the non-living, physical-chemical factors such as water, air, and soil among other basic elements and compounds of the environment. These abiotic factors are broadly classified into three categories climatic factors, edaphic factors and inorganic substances. Climatic factors include the climate regime and physical factors... 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...
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...abiotic and biotic components. The relationship between biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem is known as holocoenosis (Fisher al et, 644). Generally, abiotic components include the non-living, physical-chemical factors such as water, air, and soil among other basic elements and compounds of the environment. These abiotic factors are broadly classified into three categories climatic factors, edaphic factors and inorganic substances. Climatic factors include the climate regime and physical factors... 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...
Membrane Transport and Extreme cold tolerance
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...abiotic stresses. The abiotic stresses restrict the growth, distribution and reproduction of an organism. The abiotic stresses include things like extreme cold temperature, light, drought, salt and physical pressure among others. The availability of the proteomics in a membrane has shown that organism is able to cope with extreme cold temperature (Valentine and Valentine 2010). In any organism, freezing temperature is followed by water changing to ice affecting the cellular metabolism. In case an organism or cell is placed...  Membrane Transport and Extreme Cold Tolerance Introduction A membrane is described as a barrier that allows some materials to pass and stopother from passing through. In extreme ...
Ecosystem structure and function lecture (Kindly follow the instructions) "not an essay"
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...abiotic factors comprise an ecosystem. 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 primary producers, consumers, decomposers and the abiotic environment. Primary consumers consume their own food. They convert sunlight into chemical energy and store them as sugars for growth and development. The autotrophs utilize photosynthesis to capture energy. The rate at which they do so is called gross primary product. The energy as a result of cellular respiration is called net... 2 April Ecosystems Structure and Function The communities of organisms that inhabit an area along with their...
Ecosystems and How They Work
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...abiotic and biotic components of ecosystems through the general driving forces of energy and matter (Fisher al et, 2009). Disturbances in forest influence the rate of recovery. Several studies show that the characteristics of this ecosystem influence the rate... of recovery. Even though no one theory can explain all factors able to control succession, some variables appear to be more important compared to others (Wright, 2009). 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. The relationship between biotic and...
M1 Local Ecosystem Discussion
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...abiotic components that interact in different ways, making the micro-system of the park thrive. The park comprises biotic factors, such as native forest plants, birds, insects and decomposers, whereas abiotic factors include stones, soil, dead tree logs, and minerals in the soil (Nadakavukaren, 2011). The ecological dormant in Hyde Park are the native forests which constitute the greatest biomass in the micro-ecosystem. Native forests, which are the dominant... ? M1 Micro-Ecosystem Paper 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...
Connection journal about productivity
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...abiotic and biotic components. The Sun is the fundamental wellspring of vitality... unit A Connection Journal: Productivity Productivity starts from the primary producers. 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 production. In secondary production, the main source of energy is the heterotrophs. They produce the chemical energy and the herbivores feed on them. Energy flows through the species in a cycle that is dependent of each other. In an ecosystem, the production and movement of energy is greatly influenced by ab...
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...abiotic or non-living components, with gradual change in the atmospheric conditions and enhanced concentration of the oxygen from ~ 5 X 10-9 to the current, 21% of all the atmospheric gases. This high percentage is attributed to the process of photosynthesis, which utilizes the CO2, solar energy water and chlorophyll, an essential component for the respiration of eukaryotes. Interaction of biotic... and abiotic components together with biotic-biotic interaction is responsible for the proliferation of life. 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...
Ecology - research projects and Presentations Task - topic "Desert"
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...abiotic factors. The desert ecosystem has them too. SLIDE 13 Abiotic Factors affecting Desert Basically the 4 main abiotic factors influencing the desert ecosystem are: Rainfall, temperatures, soil and light. Rainfall: Water or basically the lack of water is one of the most important desert features. Typically, deserts receive less than 508... SLIDE SLIDE 2 Desert Ecosystems are present all across the globe-in each and every continent.The major deserts of the world are all at about30° N and S latitude. SLIDE 3- LET US LOOK AT SOME THE Major deserts around us. We have- Kalahari, Atacama,Thar, Saharan to name a few. SLIDE 4 There exists different types of deserts in the world Types of deserts: There are ma...
Ecosystem Succession Paper
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...abiotic components are the non-living things in an organism’s environment, such as temperature and light. These components can change the equilibrium of the ecosystem in the sense that the ecosystem can only function as a whole, and not in parts (“Biotic”). The biotic components of an environment, whether they be prey or predator, factors into what organisms are currently dwelling in that area and which one is the dominating species. If a certain species were to become endangered or extinct, the ecosystem... Ecosystem Succession 1a. In figure 4-4, what is taking place is known as primary succession. Primary succession is one of two types of ecological andbiological succession of plant life. It is the...
Environmental Science IP 1
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...abiotic factors affects its existence. Biotic factors include organism that ensures decomposition of the animal and plants. These fungi, bacteria, and other microscopic organisms help to provide balanced carbon cycle. Also, autotrophs and consumers such as heterotrophs such as antelope and gazelles feed on plants and herbs and thus their lives are dependent on producers. Abiotic factors include moisture, temperature, and sunlight, an essential recipe for photosynthesis, a process through which plants make food. Carbon cycle. A biogeochemical cycle... Tropical Rainforest Tropical Rainforest It is a type of ecosystem that occurs with 28...
Ecology lab report
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...abiotic factors (Hollar p33). .This laboratory report discusses an experiment that was done to determine factors that affect a rotting log in an ecological community. Biodiversity has been done on a high level by researchers and ecologist alike. This report looks at diversity of different species and draws conclusion about... School REAL WORLD IMPORTANCE Ecological communities are an assemblage of population of two or more species of different nature, all occupying the same geographical area. In ecology therefore, has groups of organisms that live in a specific location at specific time will be called a community. Communities are influenced by different factors. These factors can be either biotic or...
Discuss the importance of soil in the environment.
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...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. Soil controls the course of water as well as chemicals between earth and atmosphere. Soil is the source of gases such as carbon-di-oxide and oxygen. Soil is the reflection of natural as well as human activities. Soil is a home of millions and responds well to the environmental modifications and therefore soil plays vital role in the existence of life on the planet (Web: "Why is soil so important?"). The three most imperative... Soil is the most imperative part of the natural milieu. Life is impossible without soil as it holds biotic as well as...
How organisms cope with biotic environmental factors
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...abiotic or non-living components, with gradual change in the atmospheric conditions and enhanced concentration of the oxygen from ~ 5 X 10-9 to the current, 21% of all the atmospheric gases. This high percentage is attributed to the process of photosynthesis, which utilizes the CO2, solar energy water and chlorophyll, an essential component for the respiration of eukaryotes. Interaction of biotic... and abiotic components together with biotic-biotic interaction is responsible for the proliferation of life. 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...
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...abiotic spheres that make up the Earth system are atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. 2. 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 Antarctic Circle (South Frigid Zone). B. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is located in the North Temperature Zone (Tropic of Cancer). 3. Prime Meridian (or Greenwich) is the meridian which serves as the beginning for all longitudes’ account. It passes the Royal Observatory Greenwich, London... Homework Assignment The three main abiotic spheres that ...
Stream Lab Report
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...abiotic resources present within the river ecosystem and thus measures the water quality and the composition of invertebrate organisms. Functional... can respond to human stressors differently including changes to the structure of the ecosystem without changes in functional parameters or changes in the ecosystem function without change in the structure while in some cases there could be both structural and functional changes. The functional characteristics of a water ecosystem can be measured by a number of indicators including the rate of uptake of nutrients, benthic microbial respiration, nitrification, organic matter, invertebrate production and fish production. Abiotic...
A Self-Sustained Enclosed Ecosystem in a Jar
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...abiotic , and environment physical components that interact with the organisms such as sunlight, air (oxygen and carbon dioxide), water, and soil (Hutchinson, 2005). Every ecosystem requires the three basic components that include producers, consumers, and decomposers. The three categories of ecosystem include freshwater, terrestrial, and oceanic ecosystems (Adams, 2001, pp. 33-44). Generally, the ecosystems are divided into main categories that are aquatic (freshwater and ocean... ) and terrestrial. However, the report focuses on the aquatic ecosystem. The system that the project created was an aquatic ecosystem (freshwater) that was supposed to meet the specific environmental factors to...
Enviromental Science
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...abiotic environments (Alcamo, 1998). Ecological niche relates the effects that the environment has on species and the effects the species has on environment. It describes how an organism responds to the distribution of resources and competitors and how it in turn alters those factors. Biodiversity on the other hand is the variation... Environmental Science Ecological Niche and Biodiversity Ecological niche is a term used to describe the position of a species within an ecosystem. 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 interactions between the species and the biotic and...
Unit 6 Big Ideas in Science SEMINAR
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...abiotic ecosystems. In the air, carbon is found as carbon dioxide, which is available for plants during the process of photosynthesis. When animals consume plants, carbon is availed into their tissues, some back into the atmosphere through respiration. Atmospheric Carbon also... Big Ideas in Science Seminar Water forms the basis of life and is present in lakes, rivers, oceans, as well as plant and soil surfaces. 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 the land and water bodies. Plants also lose water through evapotranspiration. Carbon is present in both the biotic and abiot...
Case summary in operation management
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...abiotic depletion, global warming, ozone layer depletion and other environmental damages. Recommended actions are to reduce resources used, substitution of fireboard with plywood, design and others that would contribute to sustainability of supply because use of wood is not sustainable... Great job as usual, could you also end the paper by your thought and what did you think about the study ? Business February1, 2014 Case Summary in Operations Management: Sustainability of Operations 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 me...
Connection journal about nutrient cycling
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...abiotic components and the organismic phase which comprises the biotic components. Within the magazine office, nutrients such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen represent ideas for the upcoming latest edition of the magazine. Ideas may come from any environmental phase or setting – air, water or soil. Meanwhile, biotic components may refer to various staff or personnel who... Connection Journal: Nutrient Cycling Nutrient cycling involves the process of storage and transfer of nutrients through various components of the ecosystem (Inamdar, 20). In some ways, nutrient cycling is quite similar to what is happening inside a magazine office. There are also environmental phase which comprises the...
Environmental Studies - Air Pollution
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...Abiotic factors are usually non living things that exist in the environment that affect... Air Pollution There are numerous adverse negative effects associate with air pollution. Quite largely, the air pollutionharm that has been done is almost irreversible. Air pollution is literally the introduction of contaminants in the ocean that organisms breathe. Most of these contaminants are either in gaseous or particulate nature. Polluted air affects vegetation in that it injures the fruits and leaves, reduces the rate at which photosynthesis takes place leading to impaired growth and ultimately reduced crop produce. Air pollution also affects the environment in that it causes visibility impairment, damages...
Ecosystem Components
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...abiotic components. The structural composition and existence of these two components leads to the survival of all factors considered living. Abiotic components comprise of chemical and physical things present in an environment. Biotic components comprise of the living things, for instance; plants and animals. Joshua Tree National Park is an example of a natural ecosystem that supports the existence of a variety of rare trees, as the name suggests, and a variety of wildlife. The sustenance of this park depends on the cooperation of people living in the area, and the activities... Ecosystem Components Ecosystem Components The ecosystem comprises of two main components, these are; the biotic and abiotic...
Can environmental factors acting on organisms lead to inherited changes in phenotype in descendant
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...Abiotic and Biotic components. The Abiotic components include the atmosphere, where air acts as a medium, lithosphere and hydrosphere. The nature of the response of the organisms to these Abiotic factors depends on the essential factors and limiting factors. The response is best explained rather by ecological theories like Liebig-Blackman Law of Limiting factors and Shelford's Law of Tolerance. The Biotic components are composed of the biotic community each with an ecological niche influenced by community evolution, succession, growth, regulation and interactions. The ecological genetics is thus, a product of interactions of organisms with these Abiotic... CAN ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS ACTING ON ORGANISMS...
Natural resources
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...abiotic ones (Perman, 1999, p.9). Biotic resources result... ? Natural Resources Natural Resources Natural resources are organically existing materials that are designated as quiet useful in their natural state. A natural resource’s worth is estimated from the quantity of substances that are obtained from them and the value they have in the market. The market value of a natural resource is dependent upon its effectiveness for the manufacturers. A product is usually considered as a natural resource when the major things related to it are restricted to extraction and its purification, apart from the creation of the product itself. So, there are several industries that are considered as natural resource...
The Evolutionary Development of Adaptive Radiations
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...abiotic and biotic elements in form of niches. Each species has its own niche. Often species from different adaptive radiation converge and occupy the same ecological niche. This is where interspecific competition surfaces. The Tasmanian wolf of Australia and true wolf both occupy similar niches. Wilson in his book states... How does the environment cause the evolutionary development of adaptive radiations? The entire dynamics of the evolutionary process is based on environmental factors. Evolutionary concepts such as Darwinism and Lamarckism have recognized the role of environmental factors in the evolutionary development of a particular species. Perhaps the best example of this is the famous Darwin’s...
Impact of pollution on the hyde park micro-ecosystem located in Boston
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...abiotic components. The effect of air pollution can be propagated through different ways including the interactions among air-pollution-plant species and insects in which plant species are likely... Impact of Pollution on the Hyde Park Micro-Ecosystem Located In Boston Impact of Pollution on the Hyde Park Micro-Ecosystem Located In Boston Air pollution from the automotives from Boston city poses the greatest pollution threat for this micro-ecosystem in which air pollution threatens the existence of some species in the ecosystem. The effects of air pollution on the Park’s biota are likely to be subtle and elusive owing to the existing interactions among the various micro-ecosystem biotic and abiotic...
How Rutgers education will help me become a neurosurgeon
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...abiotic factors, that is also free from air pollution such as noise, dust, and chemical pollutions. The level of diversity in the department and the entire university will also support my preparations for the MCAT. In addition... 4 November How Rutgers education will help me become a neurosurgeon Passing the MCAT is my most important short-term objective and I had to select an institution whose environment guarantees my success in the cat as well as my long-term academic plans. This influenced my choice to prepare for the examination at the Rutgers University instead of other institutions, including Rutgers Medical School. The institution will prepare me for the MCAT by teaching me testable concepts and...
Summarise in your own word your understanding of resources and the need to manage these appropriately.
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...abiotic... Resources Resources can broadly be defined as supply or source from which benefits are derived or rather produced. Generally resources are knowledge,services, energy, materials, staff, energy or any other factor or asset that can undergo transformation to produce a consumable or usable benefit. Some of the benefits that emanate from resource utilization comprise of increased wealth, satisfaction of wants or needs, appropriate working of a given system as well as improved well being. There are various forms of resources and from a man’s viewpoint a natural resource can be described as anything gotten from the environment so as to gratify a human want or need. On the other hand, from a wider...
Human Biology
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...abiotic components.  There’s a small pond in the yard which is an aquatic ecosystem. The biotic components are fishes, frogs, insects and some plants. The abiotic components are the climate, type of soil and topography. 10. List and explain three different environmental problems discussed in the chapter and indicate the human activities that cause or are related to the problems.    Carbon footprint that leads to global warming people use fossil fuels that elevate the temperature of the earth. The CFCs in refrigerators and other cooling systems used by humans also cause air pollution. A coal mine is a classic example of a major source of air pollution that can cause acid rain later.  ... QUESTION SHEET...
Summary of a scientific article
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...Abiotic factors that can greatly control the success of an invader. Suitable examples are being given everywhere in the article, the article points out towards the example of deserts where less invaders are seen because human activity is very limited, stressful environments have also been talked about in the article, it is also realized that stressful environments provide good conditions for the invader to invade and supersede native grass. Limiting resources when added can also lead to increased... ?Client’s 14 July The article comprehensively presents how biological invasion affects the native plants and how the same can be stopped. It takes no time for the invaders to make native plants refugees; this ...
Mitigation Strategies and Solutions
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...abiotic factors play crucial role in controlling the energy flow in the environment. Organisms play the role of physical ecosystem engineers and directly or indirectly control the availability of resources to other organisms. They bring about changes in the physical states through biotic or abiotic materials. Any direct change in the physical state creates nonfood resources such as living space, directly control abiotic resources, and indirectly... "Mitigation Strategies and Solutions: Energy Conservation" In today's scenario energy conservation is the priority of many countries in the world. It is austere to trust that the world's population can sustain on non-renewable resources forever, as these...
Test review
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...abiotic aspects of nature. The Dover case is about creation science and natural science is not regarded as science because it cannot be explained or proven by empirical means. 3. The themes from the stories in the book of John open up to a number of teachings: being born again in Christ showing Jesus as the only way of finding eternal life. Nicodemus gets a literal understanding of being born again questioning how grown up man like him can be born again. The theme of equality before God is evident in the case young blind man (Hill,Knitter, & Madges 1997). According to the Jews the blind man’s condition is attributed to some curse excluding him as a valuable member of the society... Religion and Theology ...
Collaborative Problem Solving Model
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...abiotic components. The other three components are the living organisms. They are the producers, consumers, and decomposers. The goal of exercise is to develop a deeper understanding of the interdependence with ecosystems by examining how plants and animals are interdependent. The student should also develop enough knowledge about the marsh plants and animals. They should build sufficient vocabulary to explain scientific phenomenon in proper terms. In this study, the ultimate aim is to make a comparative study... . The teachers encourage the learners to ask questions and discuss views in detail and depth. The process of understanding each ones perspectives result in the understanding of...
Earth's Deserts
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...abiotic factor which influences the desert ecosystem is rainfall. Mostly deserts are characterized by the fact that it experiences little or not rainfall. The deserts receive a total of less than 300 mm of rainfall per year, where a rainforest receives about 2000 mm. The lack of rain, and ultimately water in a desert makes the vegetation scarce and influences the adaptation of the plants and organisms. Plants such as cacti which are very common in a desert... Deserts Introduction: The worldwide distribution of deserts depends on the atmosphere and air circulation in the area. For the same reason, most of the deserts are found in North and South latitude lines of 30˚.The climate in these regions is...
Discuss the application of each of following in biology today and include three examples of each with a brief description
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...abiotic factors (Rafferty, 2011). The study is applicable to the understanding of the distribution of plants and animals, adaptation, and conservation programs. The interaction of the biotic and abiotic factors enhances the comprehension... Biology Today DNA Forensic Science DNA Forensic Science uses a number of biological evidence for DNA analysis. Commonly, hair, skin, urine, saliva, semen, and blood are important source of evidence that inform DNA evaluation. Forensic science is significant in blood typing, DNA profiling, and gender determination based on the analysis of the chromosome. DNA profiling refers to the technique that identifies individuals by analyzing the characteristics contained in...
Reflective Log
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...abiotic and biotic things have their environment in the universe. Therefore, throughout the course, I have acquired knowledge based upon what I have stated above. The knowledge I have acquired is that I have learnt to appreciate all the stakeholders in the environmental industry. What it takes to come up with rules and regulations to cater for the every dying... Reflective Log By Truth be told is that there is a big difference between human beings and animals and the difference is based on the fact that the humans change the environment for themselves while animals change themselves for environment. The environment is a very important aspect of life. Without the surrounding, we are incomplete. All...
Essay Assignment
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...abiotic system that constitutes nature. Land ethics is used by Leopold to emphasize the need for a moral conscience of man in his relationship with soil. The description of land in this case encompasses water, soil, wildlife and all living and non-living organisms that make up ecosystem. The relationship that exists... Essay Assignment Introduction The emerging human destruction of nature has attracted mixed reactions from the society. Political leaders, scholars and the members of the public have argued on multiple perspectives of the environmental degradation. The industrial revolution led to increased human destruction of wildlife which has led to imbalanced ecosystem. The question has always...
Energy Flow Through an Ecosystem
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...Abiotic Conditions required by species Range of tolerance for species... Energy Flow Through an Ecosystem An energy pyramid is indicative of the total amount of energy present at each trophic level of the food chain, trapped in terms of per unit time and unit area by the organism. It is a graphical representation of the energy available to the producers, the primary consumers (the herbivores) and the secondary consumers (the carnivores). The producers always have the maximum amount of energy available. The net energy available to the successive trophic levels dwindles to 10% for the plant eaters and is further decreased by the time it reached the meat eaters, who are right on top of the food chain. As...
Student action plan
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...abiotic elements. Therefore, everything falls into place and disturbances on nature and its life supporting elements are conserved for future use. Much of the problems being experienced in the world today is due to anthropological effects emanating... Action Plan Sustainability alludes to the ability of a system to endure and be self supporting. In matterspertaining to the environment, it refers to the ability of the ecology to be self supporting indefinitely in the face of renewable and non-renewable resources harvest and pollution creation. Sustainable systems on its parts refer to environmental enactments or programs that are able to exploit naturally available resources without compromising the...
Ecology: You are required to write an essay on a case study: Rainforest conservation.
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...abiotic factors within it. Consequently, it is possible that deforestation and other human actions are altering this balance in the ecosystem. The eventual result if this trend does not stop is that it an imbalance in the ecosystem may lead to extinction of the already endangered species. Extinction of certain plant and animal species may cause irreversible effects. These effects, combined with human action, may eventually lead to rapid depletion of biodiversity in the forest. Because rain forest play a bigger role in rainfall and climatic patterns, and because rainforest are home to not only many endangered species... The Rainforest: Why Should Rainforests Like the Amazonian Rainforest be Protected?...
Keystone species - Sea stars
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...abiotic factors for survival. Some organisms, keystone species, however have greater significance in the environments that is expected. Sea stars are a keystone species in the rocky intertidal and its existence controls the population of mussels in the middle intertidal to ensure sustainability of other organisms. Absence of sea stars in the rocky intertidal however allows for massive growth of mussels and this leads to extinction of other species in the middle intertidal.... species Biotic factors coexist in ecosystems in which they interact through competition for available resources or through predation. These two forms of interaction determine composition of ecosystem through the natural rule of...
Ecology
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...abiotic factors. Two examples of interactions include competition and predation. Work Cited Einsele, Gerhard. Sedimentary Basins: Evolution, Facies, and Sediment Budget. New York: Springer Science & Business Media, 2000. Print.... Ecology Answer the question Please list three characteristics discussed about the following biomes. A. tropical rain forest i. temperature between 200c and 340c ii. has an average humidity of approximately 77% iii. rainfall between 200 and 225cm annually B. Tropical savanna i. Very hot summers ii. Annual rainfall of between 500 to 2000 millimeters. iii. Covered with grass with patches of shrubs and trees C. Temperate forest i. Temperature varies between -300 and 300c ii. Annu...
Interspecific and Intraspecific Competition Among Alfalfa in in Shaded and Unshaded Pots
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...Abiotic factors in an environment also affect chances of growth and development of individual organisms and entire species of organisms in an ecosystem. Shade, for instance, is identified to enhance chances of survival among plants with respect to predators. This is because organisms under shade enjoy a level of freedom from predators as compared to those that grow in well light areas (Kersch and Fonseca, p. 1). Even though shade enhances survival of plants, there has not been an established competition for shade among the organisms (Zobel, et al, p. 1). This paper seeks to investigate interaction... ? Interspecific and Intraspecific Competition Among Alfalfa in Shaded and Unshaded Pots The objective of...
Estuary Project
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...abiotic factors impede on the productivity and diversity of life present and dependent on the estuary. The abiotic factors that affect the estuary consist of the amount of sunshine that is available; the relative saline state of the water, the concentration of nutrients plus the oxygen concentration that has dissolved. In relation to the living organisms, the salinity is very important... ? Estuary Project Introduction Estuaries fashion an essential feature in the intricate and dynamic characteristics of the coastal watershed. The economy of the environment of these estuaries primarily relies on its beauty and bounty. However, pollution of these estuaries impedes on their resources and vitality. There...
Impact of Humans on the Florida Everglades Ecosystem
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...abiotic factors). These factors include environmental factors like the general habitat i.e. swamp/pond, temperature and rain among others. In the Florida Glades region, human population has hugely increased leading to logging of swampy areas and draining them so as to create room for residential developments and farming. Most of the land in the region... ? Impact of Humans on the Florida Everglades Ecosystem The Florida Everglades is a region that is characterized with shallow and immense floods with numerous hills that have become islands. The region is known to hold several freshwater swamps that include Blue Cypress Water Management Area, Everglades National Park, Highlands Hammock State Park,...
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