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Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 1st, 2018, 5:38 pm
by MattChina
1. Where to most deserts occur on earth
2. Explain the process of Rainshadow effect and include adiabatic cooling in your answer.
3. Name one example of an organism for type I,II and III in the desert.(basically name an example of an organism that is that type)
1. Mostly along 30 degrees North and South

2. As air encounters a mountain, it is forced upwards, expanding the volume and making it cool. The moisture in the air begins to condense and can come down as precipitation. On the leeward side of the mountain, the air is compressed, increasing the temperature so that the now drier air can hold more moisture. This is the process of adiabatic cooling. The air can also collect moisture from the land on the leeward side of the mountain. This effect causes little precipitation and moisture on the leeward side of the mountain, creating deserts through the rainshadow effect.

3. Type 1: Camels
Type 2: Pinyon Jay
Type 3: Zebratail Lizard
Yep, looks good. Your turn!

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 1st, 2018, 5:43 pm
by Flyingfish
Here we go:

1. Name two ways to prevent soil erosion.
2. Describe the sulfur cycle.
3. What's the largest desert of any type in the entire world?

Sorry, they're kind of vague, but have fun!

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 1st, 2018, 6:15 pm
by Fridaychimp
1. No-till agriculture and alley cropping
2. Major steps: mineralization (organic-->inorganic), oxidation of various inorganic compounds to sulfate, reduction of sulfate to sulfide, and incorporation of sulfide into organic forms. Sulfur is mainly found in oceans and sedimentary rocks.
3. Antarctic

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 2nd, 2018, 2:48 am
by Flyingfish
1. No-till agriculture and alley cropping
2. Major steps: mineralization (organic-->inorganic), oxidation of various inorganic compounds to sulfate, reduction of sulfate to sulfide, and incorporation of sulfide into organic forms. Sulfur is mainly found in oceans and sedimentary rocks.
3. Antarctic
Nice! Your turn.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 2nd, 2018, 7:07 pm
by Fridaychimp
1. How are edaphic savannas formed, and what is one example of an edaphic savanna?
2. Chlorofluorocarbons are responsible for the degradation of which atmospheric layer?
3. Referring to the previous question, which treaty sought to fix that damage?
4. Again referring to question two, this caused a "hole" over which continent?

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 2nd, 2018, 7:21 pm
by kate!
1. How are edaphic savannas formed, and what is one example of an edaphic savanna?
2. Chlorofluorocarbons are responsible for the degradation of which atmospheric layer?
3. Referring to the previous question, which treaty sought to fix that damage?
4. Again referring to question two, this caused a "hole" over which continent?
1. Edaphic savannas are created by soil conditions. An example is a savanna in Nigeria (not sure about this??)
2. The ozone layer.
3. The Montreal Protocol?
4. Antartica

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 3rd, 2018, 5:25 am
by Fridaychimp
1. How are edaphic savannas formed, and what is one example of an edaphic savanna?
2. Chlorofluorocarbons are responsible for the degradation of which atmospheric layer?
3. Referring to the previous question, which treaty sought to fix that damage?
4. Again referring to question two, this caused a "hole" over which continent?
1. Edaphic savannas are created by soil conditions. An example is a savanna in Nigeria (not sure about this??)
2. The ozone layer.
3. The Montreal Protocol?
4. Antartica
Nice job! Your turn.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 4th, 2018, 3:23 pm
by kate!
1. Name the 3 largest grasslands.
2. What is an example of a biological hotspot?
3. Are point source or non point source pollutants more common and why?

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 5th, 2018, 7:37 am
by MattChina
1. Name the 3 largest grasslands.
2. What is an example of a biological hotspot?
3. Are point source or non point source pollutants more common and why?
1. Nagqu, Great Plains, Canadian Praries
2. Carribean islands
3. Non-point source because they come from many different places?

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: May 5th, 2018, 12:52 pm
by kate!
1. Name the 3 largest grasslands.
2. What is an example of a biological hotspot?
3. Are point source or non point source pollutants more common and why?
1. Nagqu, Great Plains, Canadian Praries
2. Carribean islands
3. Non-point source because they come from many different places?
Correct, your turn!