Biology 120 Week 9 Notes
Biology 120 Week 9 Notes BIOL120
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Date Created: 04/17/16
E C O L O G Y The study of organisms and how they interact with their environment 2 Components: o Biotic: living (plants, animals, microbes) o Abiotic: nonliving (climate, light, water, disasters) Organization of Ecology Biosphere: global ecosystem Biome: large geographical area of distinctive plant and animal groups Ecosystems: the community & abiotic factors in an area Community: all the populations in an area Population: all the individuals of a species in an area Impact of Sunlight Low solar irradiance: at poles. Sun shines at low angle o Large surface area is hit by sun & objects have long shadows High solar irradiance: at equator. Sun shines directly o Small surface area hit by sun & objects have small shadows Earth’s Tilt leads to Seasonal Temperature Patterns: o North pole tilted towards sun Northern Hemisphere in summer, Southern in winter o North Pole tilted away from sun Northern Hemisphere in winter, South in summer Thermal Momentum Above & below the equator Energy from the sun is converted to energy and released gradually onto Earth Moderating Influence of Water Ocean Gyres Due to the moderating influence of water, Dublin’s water is the same temperate as San Francisco o This is also due to ocean currents and how they move
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