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Biology 1 mohamed sammara

  1. 1. Ecology, Ecosystem and Biomes
  2. 2. Ecology • Ecology is a scientific study of the interaction of the organisms that existed on the earth with each other and their abiotic environment.
  3. 3. Ecology Study (not very important) • To study ecology u need to identify 4 things: 1-diversity, 2- distribution 3-amount (biomass) 4- number (population) of organisms
  4. 4. Ecology • Example: if a gardener is having a problem with insects that eat his crops, so he has to use insecticide. While using this insecticide, it may hurt the soil. So this also ecology
  5. 5. Ecosystem • the community that the gardener is living in and dealing with and the community that we also live in is called Ecosystem.
  6. 6. Ecosystem • Ecosystem is typically the community or the environment that all the living and nonliving organisms work together.
  7. 7. Ecology Sustainable • Ecosystem can be sustainable if it can support diversity
  8. 8. Biomes • Biomes are large, distinctive complex of plant communities created and maintained by climate.
  9. 9. Biotic and Abiotic Factors • Biotic Factors: the biological influences on organisms within an ecosystem – Birds, Trees, Mushrooms, Bacteria • Abiotic Factors: physical, or nonliving, factors that shape ecosystems – Climate (temperature, precipitation, humidity, etc.) – Wind, Nutrient Availability, Soil Type, Sunlight, etc.
  10. 10. Hawk Plants Insects Fish Snake Bacteria Sunlight pH Temp Humidity Acid Rain Soil Type
  11. 11. Biomes study • A study published in 1999 concluded that there are 150 different "Eco regions" in North America alone. But the main regions of biomes are 8 biomes: AQUATIC BIOMES •Freshwater •Freshwater wetlands •Marine •Coral reef •Esturaries TERRESTRIAL BIOMES: Deciduous forest forest Tropical rain forest Desert Tundra Grassland
  12. 12. • Location: Eastern United States, Canada, Europe, China, and Japan • Description: Temperate forests go through four distinct seasons. Leaves change color in autumn, fall off in the winter, and grow back in the spring. This adaptation allows plants to survive the cold winters. • Plants: Broadleaf trees (oak, maple, beech), shrubs, and mosses • Animals: Animals living within this biome must adjust to cold winters and hot summers by hibernating, migrating, or keeping active all winter. Click here to see more examples of Temperate Forest Plants and Animals Temperate Forest RaccoonWhite Tailed Deer EXIT
  13. 13. • Location: North & South America, Africa, Middle East, Australia, and Asia • Description: Extremely hot and dry (less than 10 inches of rain a year). Some deserts can be cold at night (40s or 50s) • Plants: Cacti, small bushes, and short grasses. Desert plants are adapted to collect and store water, and/or reduce water loss. • Animals: Animals in this biome must adapt to intense heat and lack of water. Some animals never drink water, instead they get water from the seeds and plants that they consume. Many animals are nocturnal so that they do not have to combat the sun’s heat. Click here to see more examples of Desert plants and animals Gila Monster Sidewinder EXIT
  14. 14. • Location: Regions south of the ice caps in the Artic. In North America, Europe, and Siberia. • Description: Coldest biome and also covers 1/5 of the Earth’s surface. • Plants: lichens, mosses, grasses, sedges, shrubs. Almost no trees due to short growing season and permafrost • Animals: Every animal must adapt in order to survive. Some have grown thick fur which turns white in the winter. Others find a place to hibernate during the winter months. Click here to see more Tundra Plants and Animals TundraArtic Fox Polar Bear EXIT
  15. 15. • Location: Every continent except Antarctica • Description: Grasslands are big open spaces. There are not many bushes in the grassland. Trees are found only by rivers and streams. • Plants: Grasses (prairie clover, salvia, oats, wheat, barley, coneflowers) • Animals: Many large herds of grazing animals such as zebras or bison. Animals live in herds for protection, because there are few trees and bushes to camouflage themselves. Click here to see more Grassland plants and animals American Bison Zebra EXIT
  16. 16. • Location: Near the equator between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. South America, Asia, Pacific Islands, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa • Description: Two types of rainforests, tropical and temperate. Several varieties of exotic plants and animals. Lush greens and vibrant colors. • Plants: Vines, palm trees, orchids, ferns. Most plants must compete for sunlight and nutrients due to their dense population. The majority of common houseplants come from the rainforest. • Animals: Life inside the wet tropical rainforest is bustling with slithering snakes and chirping birds. An animal must be both smart and strong to survive in this environment. Click here to see more examples of Rainforest Plants and Animals Jungle PythonGreen Winged Macaw EXIT
  17. 17. Biomes cases • Here is a link about the cases study of the main biomes I the world http://users.rcn.com/jkimball.ma.ultranet/Bio logyPages/B/Biomes.html
  18. 18. •Made By : Mohamed Samara

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