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Unformatted text preview: Producer Predator Consumer Lose energy Biomass Biomass Biomass Arizona Utah Washington Yukon Pelagic Organisms (live in the water column) no marine influence Delta Platform Delta Front Open Marine Shelf Environments Pro Delta Reefs Framebuilders Wake-resistant structures Pelagic Rain dust . . . High angle slope . . . . . Correlation ( Putting events in order in time) Lithostratigraphy (Connect up similar rocks) half life * different for every radioactive element Radioactive Decay Curve Percent abundance of parent 100 50 1 2 3 4 TIME Specific Rate Exam Review ENVIROMENTS AND LIFE Climate o Temperature (hot/cold) o Precipitation (moisture) Climate Variation o Space and time Ecology (of an organism) o Physical controls on how organisms are distributed (ie) What environment is like (ie) What climate is like o Biological controls on how organisms are distributed Interactions among organisms (ie) Any predators? (ie) Reproduction Niche o Physical/biological requirements of a species (could be one or many competition) o How species fill an eco space/void o (Lobster example) Groups of Species Interactions o Populations Individuals of a species that co-occur (interact) o Community Page 1 of 13 Populations of different species that co-occur (ie) Zebra eats grass, Lion eats Zebra (and grass) Ecosystems (Food Web) o Function of the community How matter and energy flow through the community Grasses Zebras Lions (# matter, energy) (# matter, energy) (# matter, energy) gains and loss gains and loss Tropical Climate o Lots of resources (plants) o Lots of species High diversity = Complex ecosystem o Year-round sunlight Surplus of resources (plants) Polar Climate o Limited resources (plants) o Low diversity = Simple ecosystem o Sun-limited Periods of darkness Page 2 of 13 Latitude...
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