30-PlantBiomes-and-Ecology

30-PlantBiomes-and-Ecology - Fact of the day Research...

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Fact of the day http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_newsroom/press_releases/press_releases.php?id=20954 Research project to determine if it is possible to restore oysters and oyster reefs to the NY Harbor Estuary = 50,000 oysters off Soundview Park, at the mouth of the Bronx River One oyster may filter 30 gallons of water a day The reef is one of a total of six reefs to be placed throughout New York Harbor and up the estuary as far as Hastings, New York Oysters are “ecosystem engineers,” shaping their environment to support not only themselves but a host of other organisms.
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Classification of Biomes (plant biomes) Attempting to generalize about the types of species that occur where they do (and why) Mostly focused on plants Where they occur and why – largely on substrate and weather Temperature Physiognomy (incl. soil) Precipitation
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Biome classification and Climate Substantial differentials in temperature over the Earth Variation is largely due to differences in incoming solar radiation 2 major features
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Figure 54.1 Solar Energy Input Varies with Latitude Result: 40% energy from solar input at poles compared to tropics
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Climate and Biomes 2 nd cause of variation Earth's angle of rotation (23.5%) results in changes in day length and diff. in Northern vs. Southern Hemisphere
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Global Climate Circulation Patterns not a linear relationship btw temperature at the Earth's surface and latitude
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Air Circulation in Earth’s Atmosphere Hadley cell Ferrell cell
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