Ch. 12 Notes

Ch. 12 Notes - Reading Study Guide Ch. 12 Wildlife and...

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Reading Study Guide Ch. 12 Wildlife and Soils Wildlife, like agricultural crops, depends upon the productivity of the soil. Soils directly or indirectly influence the distribution, abundance and quality of biological communities. Vegetation us usually the link between wildlife and the soil. There are also direct links: some wildlife species are adapted to specific kinds of soils, soil texture can limit the distribution of species, and soil nutrients affect the welfare of animal populations. Wildlife affects soils by mixing them, adding organic material, and, like domestic animals, removing vegetation and causing erosion. 1. Some features of soil 1. soil classification parameters (see fig 12-1 in text) 1. texture: sand, clay, silt 2. moisture: 3. nutrient content: phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium and other elements 2. soils can directly affect wildlife movement: burrowing species in particular but other examples too. 3.
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