Presentation on theme: "Do Now! What is biodiversity? What is interdependence? What are the four classifications of organisms within a biome (food web), based on how they get."— Presentation transcript:
Do Now! What is biodiversity? What is interdependence? What are the four classifications of organisms within a biome (food web), based on how they get their energy? Provide a specific example of each. Why is biodiversity important?
Biodiversity Review Biodiversity: variety of life Why important? Species and ecosystems provide essential goods and services upon which humans depend. They support our health, environment, and economies Why is lost biodiversity a concern? Our growing population and increasing consumption of resources places stress on ecosystems and their species
Biotic & Abiotic Factors Biotic and abiotic (living and non-living) factor interact to create different biomes Location (tilt of Earth, seasons) Amount of sunlight Climate Temperature Soil/Nutrients Precipitation (Rainfall)
Temperate Deciduous Forests http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/28109- assignment-discovery-temperate-forest-video.htm http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/28109- assignment-discovery-temperate-forest-video.htm What is the climate of a temperate deciduous forest? What type of vegetation? How do they adapt to the changing seasons? What types of animals? How do they adapt to the changing seasons?
Temperate Deciduous Forest Tilt of Earths axis creates seasons Primarily in Eastern half of US, Canada, Europe, parts of Russia, China, & Japan
NC: Temperate Deciduous Forest Four seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall Climate: Temperature: Hot & humid summers & short, mild winters Precipitation: rainfall year-round (wettest in summer months), high mountains receive snow in winter months Soils: most are acidic and lack nutrients Leaching-water filters nutrients through soil
How is biodiversity affected? Plants and animals must develop adaptations to survive through the changing seasons Trees lose their leaves to adapt to yearly temperature changes; store energy in roots Animals migrate, hibernate and/or have reduced activity during the winter months
NC Biome Brochure 4 Types of Ecosystems Maritime forest Longleaf Pine Savanna Tidal Salt Marsh Spruce-Fir Forest Soils Description of 6 soil types Climate Temperature Precipitation Plant & Animal Biodiversity
Exit Ticket 1. What factors create a biome? 2. North Carolina is classified as what type of biome? 3. What aspects of NCs biome affect its plant and animal biodiversity? Provide at least two specific examples.