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Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
Mrs. Bowman's template
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  • 1. Riparian Zone Retreat and population studies Type Name, Class, and Period.
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  • 3. 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).
  • 4. 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?
  • 5. 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.
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Population Sampling Techniques
    • Describe various population sampling techniques ecologist use to estimate the population size of different species
    • Describe population sampling techniques used to estimate the size of assigned animal
  • 9. Stream Quality Data & Analysis
    • Describe the stream conditions the graph represents.
    • Describe how the number of organisms in each class indicates stream quality.
    • Describe how the above stream conditions affects your researched organism.
    • Describe how your researched organism (directly or indirectly) and the ecosystem would be affected if the majority of the organisms found were in class III.
  • 10. Water Testing Data & Analysis
    • Describe what the different levels mean pertaining to the health of the ecosystem.
    • Describe the ideal range for each factor measured at Powdermill and the possible ramifications for levels outside the ideal range.
    • Describe how you organism would survive (using both direct and indirect evidence) if its habitat is close to the stream versus the marsh, and mine waters.
    • Do not forget to include how temperature and turbidity affects the ecosystem.
  • 11. Soil Testing & Analysis
    • Describe the importance of pH, potash, phosphorus, & nitrogen levels in the soil.
    • Describe ideal ranges of the above chemicals in the soil.
    • Describe how chemical levels which are out of their ideal range can damage the ecosystem.
  • 12. Positive and Negative Factors
    • 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 .
  • 13. Conclusion
    • Describe something new you learned about the ecosystem.
    • Describe what you found interesting
    • List an environmental topic you might want to research further.
  • 14. Works Cited
    • Included at least three cited sources
    • Two sources cannot be websites !

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