BIO Cal Poly Pomona Importance of Biodiversity for Ecosystem Well Being Lab Report

November 26, 2020| Ecadimi

BIO Cal Poly Pomona Importance of Biodiversity for Ecosystem Well Being Lab Report

Biodiversity is an important topic to understand. Understanding the factors that lead to biodiversity, and what factors influence change in an ecosystem can help to explain why we have so many different biomes.

 

For this lab there are several options based on your location and comfort with going outside. Please note all of them will be graded based on completion and not based on which option you chose. You are not required to go to any of the outdoor locations if you feel unsafe due to COVID-19 or are not living in the area. Please contact your instructor directly if one of the listed options does not work for you so they can create an alternative.

 

Lab assignment (required)

  1. Complete one of the options provided for the lab this week, all are worth 20pts.
  2. Submit your completed word document before the due date
  3. Complete the quiz for the week before the due date

Lab options (pick 1)

  1. Visit a Botanical Garden, options below. Observe the plants and any animals you can. Photograph at least 10 different plants (preferably from different areas of the garden) that you see during your visit. then answer the following questions.
    1. What is in the image? if you know the plant name include it.
    2. What makes it interesting to you?
    3. Hypothesize what abiotic and biotic factors led to the physical appearance of the plant. What adaptations make it successful for its environment?
    4. Are there any similarities between the plants you observed? What are some interesting differences?
  2. Virtually tour the United State Botanic Garden, Washington DC. (https://www.usbg.gov/take-virtual-tour) Vist both the exterior and interior gardens, take 10 screenshots during your virtual tour. Then watch the following video from their famous Corpse Flower (here) then answer the following questions.
  3. What is in the image? if you know the plant name include it.
  4. What makes it interesting to you?
  5. Hypothesize what abiotic and biotic factors led to the physical appearance of the plant. What adaptations make it successful for its environment?
  6. We typically think of plants as smelling fragrant and good, why would the corpse flower create a smell that is reminiscent of rotting flesh? What advantages does this give the plant? What about its environment would make this a good thing?
  7. If plants are not your thing, virtually tour the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC. (here) travel through the museum taking 10 screenshots of anything you find interesting relating to evolution or biodiversity. Then answer the following questions.
    1. What is in the image? If you know what the name of the species is, include it.
    2. What makes it interesting to you?
    3. Hypothesize what the environment was like when the species was living (if extinct) if it is a modern species, what features does it have to exist in its current ecosystem
    4. Are there any similarities between the animals you observed? What are some interesting differences? If the specie you observed is extinct, what factors led to its extinction?
  8. Take a tour of your neighborhood, local park, or any other location approved by your instructor. Take 10 images from your tour of either the plants or animals you see (wild animals, as much as we all love our pets, we want to discuss wild biodiversity). Then answer the following questions.
    1. What is in the image? if you know the plant or animal name include it.
    2. What makes it interesting to you?
    3. Hypothesize what abiotic and biotic factors led to the physical appearance of the plant or animal. What adaptations make it successful for its environment?
    4. Are there any similarities between the plants or animals you observed? What are some interesting differences?
  9. If none of these options work for you, please contact you instructor to determine another way of completing the lab.

 

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