Lecture4WEF - Soils SOLAR RADIATION CONTROLS TEMPERATURE...

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OUTLINE Questions (5-10 min) Variation in Environment Solar radiation and moisture Ocean  currents Seasonality Other variability (Topography and soils) Biomes Importance of Climate Biomes Terrestrial Aquatic
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Chapter 4 ECOLOGY USING  THE ECONOMY OF NATURE , 6 TH  ED. BY ROBERT  E. RICKLEFS
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VARIATION IN THE ENVIRONMENT: CLIMATE,  WATER, AND SOIL Science of the current  distribution, abundance,  and diversity of species Distribution, abundance  and diversity influenced by Temperature Precipitation Climate Topography
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Unformatted text preview: Soils SOLAR RADIATION CONTROLS TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION PATTERNS Chapter 5 ECOLOGY USING THE ECONOMY OF NATURE , 6 TH ED. BY ROBERT E. RICKLEFS Temperate zones have annual temps of 5-20C Fire is dominant influence Rhizomes or fire-resistant seeds Mediterranean sclerophyllous Boreal and Polar zones average temps <5 C Tiaga-alternate name Permafrost Lotic-flowing (this) Lenticnon-flowing (next) Riffles vs poolsseen here Riparian Zone Allochthonous Autochthonous Fluvial...
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