Flashcards in Part 1 Deck (14):
verbal or mathematical simplifications of reality.
When is it appropriate to use a common garden study?
When comparing two populations of the same species which inhabit different locations.
Define allopatric population
Populations that share no gene flow due to geographic separation
Name a species which has shown small-scale adaptations within separate populations.
What are the key differences between a resource and a condition within an environment?
Conditions are features of an environment which cannot be consumed. Resources are features needed for organism growth which can be consumed.
Rising temperature has what effect on the oxygen consumption in ectotherms?
True or False? C3 plants have a higher rate of photosynthesis at higher light levels than C4 plants.
How is water loss efficiency defined in plants?
Photosynthesis per unit of water loss from plant.
Why are aquatic plants limited to shallow waters?
Light is not available in deeper waters.
Which two factors influence the water availability in terrestrial environments?
Temperature and precipitation.
Just a key fact:
The precipitation range for a terrestrial biome is larger for areas of warmer temperatures.
Which portion of a tropical rainforest contains the greatest biological activity?
A seasonal rains, and a dependence on fire are key traits of which two terrestrial biomes?
Tropical savanna and temperate grassland.