For our lab on November 11th, we went to Hitchiti Experimental Forest in north Macon. We discussed several aspects of the environment in this area and certain species that have an affect on the ecosystem.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
As someone who enjoys the outdoors, I appreciate having such an amazing and diverse biome close-by in the Appalachian Mountains. Backpacking is a favorite hobby of mine, so the temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome provides great views and challenging hikes.
This biome is classified by four layers of vegetation and a moderate climate that has both a warm and cold season.
The American Alligator occupies an ecological niche in the southeastern United States. They typically live in freshwater swampland, but occasionally are found in brackish water. They depend on wetlands and prey on small animals and rodents, which makes them a beneficial predator in containing the rodent populations in the areas that it inhabits.
Mitochondrial Eve is thought to be the genetic matriarch for all living humans. All mitochondrial DNA (mDNA) in every human today initially came from her. She is the counterpart to Mitochondrial Adam, the patrilineal most recent ancestor. They are believed to have lived thousands of years apart despite these comparisons.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) was founded in 1888, making it the oldest private marine laboratory in the western hemisphere. It was initially a summer laboratory but is now operated year-round by world-class biologists and ecologists, yet still maintaining its renowned summer program.
|Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab|
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The butterfly effect theory deals with the concept that small actions or variations can affect large systems. Every large system must have tiny components that all work together to create that system, so if one variable is changed the entire system is compromised. The butterfly effect is also referred to as Chaos Theory. The term "butterfly effect" stems from the idea that the flap of a butterfly's wings could cause weather changes, even tornadoes, halfway around the world.