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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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