Chapter 10 - Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere

Chapter 10 - Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere - GEOG...

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GEOG 1114 – Fall 2011 – Chapter Notes Chapter 10: Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere 1 x The Impact of Plants and Animals on the Landscape h Vegetation grew _______________ at one time h ______________________________ of vegetation h Animal life _______________ apparent h _______________ interact with components of the landscape x The Geographical Approach to the Study of Organisms h Simplest organisms are still extraordinarily _______________ h _______________ seek ______________________________ of living organisms h Several biological classification schemes: s ______________________________: binomial, “two name” Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species h _______________ species of plants; ____________ that of animals h _______________: total complex of plant and animal life s _______________: plant life s _______________: animal life h ______________________________ s Includes plankton, nekton, benthos s Much ______________________________ than terrestrial biota x Biogochemical Cycles h Organisms survive through complex of ______________________________ of energy, water, and nutrients h ______________________________: cycles through which Earth’s chemical elements are absorbed by organisms and returned to Earth through decomposition h The Flow of Energy s _______________ is the source on which all life depends s _______________ and _______________ s _______________ s _______________ must be _______________ to a usable form and _____________ s _______________ Biosphere receives ______________________________ _______________ Chemical equation: ____________________________________________________________ Energy distributed by ____________ eating ____________ or _______________ Energy distributed in the plants through _______________ ______________________________ equation: ____________________________________________________________ s Net primary production ______________________________: difference in carbohydrates produced to those lost to respiration ______________________________: net photosynthesis over a year Measure of ______________________________ in a plant Reflected in the dry weight, or _______________, of the material
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GEOG 1114 – Fall 2011 – Chapter Notes Chapter 10: Cycles and Patterns in the Biosphere 2 h The Hydrologic Cycle s Every living thing depends on ______________________________ s Water _______________ nutrients and _______________ them to all parts of the organism
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