Ecology B/C

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » June 3rd, 2010, 1:34 pm

Ugh, that test was too easy. I hate easy tests. They butterfly me off.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » June 3rd, 2010, 5:31 pm

Yeah, aquatic biomes are some of the most fun. Limnology has some really cool stuff in it and there are some amazing creatures in the oceans. Coral reefs are some of the most diverse biomes in the world. I would much sooner take any of the marine biomes. Taiga and Tundra is going to be... cold. There isn't a lot of diversity at the high latitudes. Lots of plants... and lichen. So, regardless of your biome preferences, take my approach and learn about ALL the biomes. But of course focus on the featured biomes.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Nerd95 » June 7th, 2010, 3:33 pm

2011 Ecology Discussion:
Tundra and Taiga

What do you think about the tundra???
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » June 18th, 2010, 6:39 am

I think that....
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby quizbowl » June 18th, 2010, 10:42 am

funny, paleo. real funny.
but on a lighter note, i always did like the tundra, and this seems like next year will be a good test.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » June 18th, 2010, 12:08 pm

Yeah, although the two biomes are similar in some respects- more than taiga and grassland, at least. Temperature is a good example.
So, like Anatomy last year, studying for one may wind up helping with another inadvertently. I think that's a good thing.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby frogzorz » June 27th, 2010, 2:43 pm

Isn't tundra essentially just taiga on steroids? It's colder, with less vegetation, fauna, and precipitation.

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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby gneissisnice » June 27th, 2010, 6:06 pm

Isn't tundra essentially just taiga on steroids? It's colder, with less vegetation, fauna, and precipitation.

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Sorta, but the main defining feature is the dominant vegetation. Taiga is dominated by coniferous trees and Tundra has some grasses and a few other plants that can survive the cold and lack of nutrients.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » June 30th, 2010, 1:02 pm

Yeah, so a lot of animalian adaptations should be similar- such as hibernation, fat storage etc.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby frogzorz » July 8th, 2010, 8:12 pm

GREAT. Even easier tests than before. Don't you just LOOOVE unfairness?

Is the tundra's soil still acidic? Because I don't think there are many conifers up there...
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby quizbowl » July 9th, 2010, 4:53 pm

not sure, but probably less acidic than that of the taiga, because conifers do exist there.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » July 9th, 2010, 5:20 pm

Really? It looks pretty barren to me.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby Paradox21 » July 10th, 2010, 4:56 am

There are coniferous shrubs.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby paleonaps » July 10th, 2010, 8:34 am

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A quick Google search for Coniferous Shrubs in Tundra yields this. I've seen this kind of stuff before, I didn't know what quizbowl meant.
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Re: Ecology B/C

Postby quizbowl » July 10th, 2010, 8:56 am

yea, i meant that, sorry.
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