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Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: June 18th, 2010, 12:08 pm
by paleonaps
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: June 27th, 2010, 2:43 pm
by frogzorz
Isn't tundra essentially just taiga on steroids? It's colder, with less vegetation, fauna, and precipitation.

emo time. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: June 27th, 2010, 6:06 pm
by gneissisnice
Isn't tundra essentially just taiga on steroids? It's colder, with less vegetation, fauna, and precipitation.

emo time. :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: June 30th, 2010, 1:02 pm
by paleonaps
Yeah, so a lot of animalian adaptations should be similar- such as hibernation, fat storage etc.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: July 8th, 2010, 8:12 pm
by frogzorz
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...

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: July 9th, 2010, 4:53 pm
by quizbowl
not sure, but probably less acidic than that of the taiga, because conifers do exist there.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: July 9th, 2010, 5:20 pm
by paleonaps
Really? It looks pretty barren to me.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: July 10th, 2010, 4:56 am
by Paradox21
There are coniferous shrubs.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: July 10th, 2010, 8:34 am
by paleonaps
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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.

Re: Ecology B/C

Posted: July 10th, 2010, 8:56 am
by quizbowl
yea, i meant that, sorry.