World Builders™                                                                          Session Six   --  Links
World Builders™                                                                          Session Six    --  Links
 

    Biomes:   Ecology on Land
    Biomes:   Ecology on Land

Terrestrial Biomes   Interactions  

Food and Energy Pyramids  

Population Control

Terrestrial Biomes

  http://culter.colorado.edu:1030/Field_trip/

A Virtual Field Trip Up Niwot Ridge. Come and explore the Alpine Tundra Biome for yourself! Excellent sites.

 http://syllabus.syr.edu/bio/mcnaughton/tour1.html

Tour the Serengeti and learn about the ecosystem of Africa's plains. Many pictures.

 http://sofia.er.usgs.gov/virtual_tour/fernforest/index.html

Enjoy this tour of a fern forest in Florida! There are many pictures in this tour.

  http://library.thinkquest.org/17456/?tqskip1=1

Shades of Green: Earth's Forests  is an outstanding Thinkquest Project about the forests of our world.  " They are interconnected communities of diverse organisms -- bacteria and fungi, gigantic trees, birds, shrubs, ants and beetles, fish, and mammals."  Enjoy!

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Interactions

  http://www.stanfordalumni.org/birdsite/text/essays/Coevolution.html

Coevolution  A short paper about coevolution with examples: adult reading level.

  http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio303/coevolution.htm

Coevolution and Pollination  A beautiful page with many examples of organisms evolving together.  The pictures are gorgeous!!!

  http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/ridley/a-z/Mutualism.asp

Mutualism:  An ant and a caterpillar help each other to survive.

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Food and Energy Pyramids

  http://qldscienceteachers.tripod.com/junior/biology/foodchains.html 

Food Chains and Food Webs:  Very helpful definitions and examples that will help you to make your pages.  Read this one.

  http://www.biologie.uni-hamburg.de/b-online/e54/54c.htm

Tne Flow of Energy in Ecosystems:  This short paper discusses the food chain and productivity.  Adult reading level, but clearly written.

  http://www.ftexploring.com/me/pyramid.html

This has a food pyramid for organisms living in water.

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Population Control

  http://www.usd.edu/biol/faculty/swanson/ornith/lec18.html

AVIAN SOCIAL SYSTEMS:  Some basic information about territoriality in birds presented in clear outline format.

  http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/info/factsheet/mammals.htm

Comments on a number of mammals who live in packs or herds in territories.

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