Lecture7EcosystemElements

Lecture7EcosystemElements - Scales of Ecological...

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Scales of Ecological Organization Ecosystem Scale
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Climate Topography Parent material Time Organisms Ecosystem Structure and Function State Factors
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Hawaiian Island Chain
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Maui: Broad Climate Variation Tradewinds N 3000 2000 4000 5000 6000 7000 1000 500
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Climate MAT=16°C , MAP = 2200-5050 mm
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Organisms Metrosideros polymorpha
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Rain Forest Metrosideros polymorpha
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Rain Forest understory
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Hawaii grass Dry Forest Metrosideros polymorpha
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Dry Forest understory
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Parent material Time 0 yrs Lava Topography <5% slope New Lava Flow
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Lava Flow: 27 Years
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+ Soil Profiles: 410,000 years 1 3 5 4 6 2 2200 2450 2750 3350 4050 5050 Precipitation (mm)
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Kilauea: Active West Maui: 1500 kya Kauai: 4500 kya Kohala: 500 kya Topography (Erosion)
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Topography: 4,500,000 years
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Productivity Litterfall Respiration N content in litter P content in litter N:P ratio of litter
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Tropical Slash and Burn
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2011 for the course PCB 4043 taught by Professor Osenberg during the Spring '10 term at University of Florida.

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