Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 8

Anjali- AP Enviromental- Chapter 8 - APES Chapter 8...

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APES Chapter 8 Notes-Biogeography 8.1Notes 1. Why Were Introductions of New Species into Europe So Popular Long Ago? a. General Information i. Biogeography - The large scale geographic pattern in the distribution of species, and the causes and history of this distribution 8.2 Notes 2. Wallace’s Realms: Biotic Provinces a. General Information i. Realm- Major biogeographic regions of Earth that are based upon fundamental features of the plants and animals found in those regions ii. Taxa- Categories that identify groups of living organisms based upon evolutionary relationships or similarity of characteristics (ex: species, families, orders) iii. Biotic Provinces – A geographical region (realm) inhabited by a characteristic set of taxa, bounded by barriers that prevent the spread of those distinctive kinds of life to other regions. 8.3 Notes 3. Biomes a. General Information i. A biome is a kind of ecosystem. ii. Similar environments provide similar opportunities for life and similar constraints. 1. Rainforest 2. Grasslands 3. Desserts iii. Convergent Evolution- The process by which species evolve in different places of times and, although they have different genetic
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