rev Week 3 Learning Team Exercises

Human beings living in temperate deciduous forests

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Human beings living in temperate deciduous forests are considered as one of the main threats due to the decisions that they make. Although hunting may be approved in forests, the overall balance of these biomes is mainly affected by illegal hunting, according to Bio Expedition. In addition, a ripple effect from cutting the forest may occur that can affect living things in these biomes if conservation efforts are discontinued or weakened. Due to this, removing consumers or producers may have an effect in these biomes, which will result to the extinction of some trees or animals.
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Although the ecosystem may become unstable once a consumer is taken out, the removal of a producer will have a bigger effect since producers are considered energy sources of the ecosystem. It may result to an arid desert. When biodiversity is rich, there will be no effect on an ecosystem if a consumer or producer is removed. The region may survive the loss of one kind of producer since consumers have other sources of food in the region. A number of producers may become uncontrollable if they are not controlled by consumers. The ecosystem may not be affected with the loss of one consumer if it has a good number of them.
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  • Spring '13
  • IlseSilva-Krott
  • Ecology, Evolution, Temperate Deciduous Forest, deciduous forest

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