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Unformatted text preview: al properties of an environment (temperature, water, sunlight, wind, rocks, and soil) C limate - Temperature, water, sunlight, wind are major components of climate; longterm prevailing weather conditions at a locality B iome - major types of ecological associations that occupy broad geographic regions of land or water P hotic zone - sufficient light for photosynthesis A photic zone - little light penetrates B enthic zone - bottom of all aquatic biomes B enthos - communities of organisms living n the benthic zone of an aquatic biome D etritus - dead organic matter that “rains” down from productive waters of photic zone T hermocline - a narrow system of rapid change in the ocean and in many temperate lakes C limograph - plot of temperature & precipitation in a particular region E ctone - the transition from one type of habitat or ecosystem to another, such as the transition from forest to grassland 2. The relationship between ecology and evolutionary biology is that different survival and reproduction of individuals that leads to evolution occurs in ecological time, the minute to minute time frame of interactions between organisms and the environment; very closely related. 3. The factors that may have influenced the distribution of the Australian red kangaroos population are that they live in areas where climate is drier and the more variable, not in areas where the climate varies from moist to wet (dry & low rainfall populations). 4. A species transplant is a direct way to determine if dispersal is a key factor in limiting distribution; may reveal that potential range is larger than the actual range of species. 5. Macroclimate consists of the patterns on global, regional, and local level. Microclimate consists of restricted patterns such as underneath a fallen log. macroclimate= patterns on global, regional, and local levels microclimate= restricted patters like underneath a rock 6. The equator receives more sunlight from the poles because the sun strikes that area more directly; mo...
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