Ecology Exam Pictures set I

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  1. shelfords law of tolerance

    Factors controlling the distribution of biota…behavioral
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    Fletcher's experiment

    Factors controlling the distribution of biota…biotic forces
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    same amount of oxygen at sea level just less pressure pushing it into lungs
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    • Temp of eggs gender determination
    • sigmoid shaped curve
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    • poikilotherm vs homeothermal
    • poikilotherm changes with environment
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    • diamondback terrapins
    • *estuary
    • * only turtles that can live in brackish water
    • change in temp and salinity
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    • map turtles- soft shell
    • Niagara river
    • stay under ice
    • clolaca/bimodal
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    • Hoodoos in Bryce canyon
    • microhabitat example
    • big change in temp in small distance
    • ecological island
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    • Death Valley
    • white from salt
    • less then 2 inches of rain a year
    • 134 degrees
  10. large animal species with widespread popular appeal that environmental activists use to achieve environmentalist goals
    charismatic megafauna
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    • Convection cells
    • adiabatic heat/cooling
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    • Hadley cells
    • latitude effects on clime
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    • Thermal inertia
    • water warm/ retaining heat
    • water takes a long time to heat and then retains the heat
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    • rain shadows
    • slope aspect
    • more clouds the colder it is
    • cold air=less moisture=less dense
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    • * latitude effects on climate
    • * Hadley cells
    • * Hadley cells and biomes = climate
    • dry areas: 30 & poles
    • wet areas: equator & 60
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    • * rain shadows & slope aspect
    • * aspect=dominate slope direction
    • N-facing(left side) cooler, more moist, less sunlight
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    • Zebra muscles
    • * transplants
    • * invasive, disrupts community
    • * ecological niche
    • * veligers
    • * ballast water
    • *filter feeders
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    • Zebra muscles
    • * transplants
    • * invasive, disrupts community
    • * ecological niche
    • * veligers
    • * ballast water
    •  multiply quickly and blanket areas they invade, clog pipes and motors
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    • Gypsy moths
    • * transplants
    • * invasive, disrupts community
    • * ecological niche
    •  tree defoliators of Aspen and oak
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    • Great-tailed grackles
    • * transplants
    • * invasive, disrupts community
    • * ecological niche
    • large flocks, noisy, poop everywhere
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    • energy per area: more at equator bc less atmosphere
    • 60 + has low energy from sunlight bc more atmosphere/thicker to go through
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    • *seasons are caused by tilt of earth, not the distance of the sun
    • *vernal(spring) & autumn equinox: sun directly on equator
    • *even amount of sunlight on all earth
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    • *thermocline
    • *ice floats bc less dense then 4 degrees
    • *isothermal-same temp-spring/autumn
    • * cold water holds more O2
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    • *Rachel Carson
    • *silent spring
    • *started environmental movement
    • *dead birds ate insects w/pesticides in them
    • *biological magnification
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    • *wind sheer
    • *wind can change the morphology of plants
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    • death valley
    • salt deposits
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    • death valley
    • salt deposits
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    • SREL
    • nuclear reactors/highly protected
    • Alligators-thermal effulent/ectoherm
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    • SREL
    • nuclear reactors/highly protected
    • Alligators-thermal effulent/ectoherm
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    • SREL
    • nuclear reactors/highly protected
    • Alligators-thermal effulent/ectoherm
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    • Leatherbacks
    • *softshell-flexible-no O2 trapped
    • * jellyfish deep=no pressure on shell
    • * magnetic field orientation in DNA
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    • Leatherbacks
    • *softshell-flexible-no O2 trapped
    • * jellyfish deep=no pressure on shell
    • * magnetic field orientation in DNA
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    • Transplant experiment
    • major conceptual technique used to answer questions
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    • biographic realms
    • *factors controlling biota distribution
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    • Suberry Canada,
    • *smoke stack makes lakes acidic-no life
    • *limestone neutralizes=life half way through lake
    • * buffering substrates
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    • *salt creek pup
    • * evolved to adapt to freshwater creeks to salinity water

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Ecology Exam Pictures set I
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