On Friday we reviewed global patterns for biome distribution. We put biomes in order according to
biodiversity: the most to the least
latitude: from the equator to the arctic circle
elevation: from sea level to mountain top
ocean proximity: from the coast to in-land
These patterns underscored the importance of temperature and precipitation for biome characteristics
next, we defined niche, habitat, structural adaptations and population dynamics of predator/prey. Finally, we observed a video of predator instincts in a feline carnivore here.
THERE IS A small QUIZ NEXT PERIOD on 1.1 and part of 1.2 practice the questions provided in the ecology study file from the previous post.
Please note that the quiz will be on 1.1 and only the specific 1.2 concepts covered in class (1.2: niche, habitat, structural adaptations and population dynamics of predator/prey, not the other parts of 1.2).