Niche of Assigned Organism Include common and scientific name for your assigned organism
Provide a detailed explanation of the assigned animal’s habitat.
List and describe upon what the researched animal depends for food, and what depends upon it (directly and/or indirectly).
Include when it hunts, how it hunts, and any interesting facts you may find (protective coloring etc).
Factors which Affect Birth Rate of Assigned Animal
When does the assigned animal mate?
How often does your assigned animal reproduce?
What is your assigned animal’s gestation period?
How many offspring are born each pregnancy?
How does your assigned animal care for its young?
When does your assigned animal begin and end its reproduction?
Factors Which Affect the Death Rate of Assigned Animal
Describe any predator-prey, or any symbiotic relationships, in which your assigned animal participates.
How long does assigned animal live?
List and describe any common parasites which may harm your assigned animal.
Describe how over-population affects your animal.
Food Chain of Assigned Organism Draw a possible food chain by inserting pictures and explain the role and trophic level(s) of each organism found in chain [producer, consumer (primary, secondary, etc.), herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, decomposer]. Your food chain should least have four links. Producer Autotroph Primary Consumer Omnivore Secondary Consumer Carnivore Tertiary Consumer Omnivore
Food web of Assigned Organism Draw and explain a possible food web for your researched animal. Include description of the trophic level(s) in which each organism is found. Herbivore Producer Omnivore Carnivore Carnivore Producer Carnivore Herbivore Herbivore Omnivore Producer
Describe how the current stream, marsh & mine waters would affect your organism.
Describe how soil conditions at the riparian zone would affect your assigned organism.
Describe factors that positively and negatively affect the riparian ecosystem. You should include common sources of pollution of PA streams and stress how to conserve and preserve the riparian habitat. Include in the description how these factors might affect the assigned organism .