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SOS4244 – Final Study guide In addition to these questions review study guide for Midterm. Unit 6 Vegetation Ecology · Why do most wetland plants reproduce both by seed and vegetatively? · Do most wetland plant seeds germinate under flooded or drawdown conditions? · What is the scientific term for Wind, Water and Animal dispersed seeds? · Know Vander Valks environmental Sieve model and be able predict which species will dominate a wetland under drained or flooded environmental conditions · What are the major community forcing functions in Florida landscapes? · Give a graph with hydroperiod on the X axis and Frequency of sever fire on the Y axis know where to plot the general location of different Florida wetland communities · What is Hydrarch succession? Unit7: Wetland community types and classification · Of the dominant community types (Tidal Salt Marsh, Tidal Freshwater Marsh, Mangrove Wetland, Freshwater Marsh, Northern Peatlands, Southern Deepwater Swamps, or Ripari- an Forested Wetlands) pick one and be able to discuss that communities, Hydropattern, Physical Character, Chemistry, Water Quality or other general attributes that distinguish from other communities · What is a floating island and how does it influence parts of the Florida Everglades Eco- system. Be specific with regard to linkages between changes in hydrology and vegetative community development. · What is the Everglades Ridge and Slough · What happens to the mangrove community as you move from inland to marine? · What are some changes in environmental forcing functions within the Everglades that have occurred due to anthropogenic activities and how has the natural community respon- ded? · Why is it important to classify wetland communities? · What different classification schemes have been used for wetlands? · What is the most common classification system used and what is its general structure? · What is the National Wetlands Inventory (NWI) · Why was NWI required and for what purpose? · Where can you get access to NWI information? Unit 8 Wildlife · Define the term wildlife · What is meant by “trophic relationships” within a wetland? · What is a feedback loop in the context of a trophic relationship and give an example. · Why are wetlands important to wildlife, give some examples · Of all the major groups of endangered/threatened species, which groups have the most and lest % of the group that is associated with wetlands? · Of the major economic benefits attributed to wetlands, what activity brings in the most money per acre? · What factors make wetlands a hard place for wildlife to live? · Name a few adaptations that wildlife have developed to live in a wetland, and environ- mental conditions often associated with wetlands (salinity, fire etc.)
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· Why is environmental stress an important part of any ecosystem? · Why are estuaries productive?
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