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Comparison of the species diversity of the vegetation of upland and lowland ecosystems.

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  • Essay length: 2030 words
  • Submitted: 13/01/2005
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GCSE Living Things in their Environment

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A Level Biology

ECOLOGY INVESTIGATION

Introduction

Comparison of the species diversity of the vegetation of upland and lowland ecosystems.

Plan

When studying a particular organism in its ecosystem physical features that may affect it such as rainfall, temperature, soil pH etc. are considered. The physical features or abiotic features determine the range, type and number of species in the ecosystem.

Species diversity is measured in relation to a given area. It can be assessed in terms of the number of species or the range of different types of species an area consists of. The species diversity is determined by the abiotic factors existing in the ecosystem.

For both animals and plant temperature is an extremely important factor that determines they can survive or not. The environmental temperature affects an organism, therefore affecting the rate of chemical reactions in the organism. So, if the temperatures are not suitable for organisms to live in they will not be able to survive. There is a slight decrease in temperatures as the level of ground gets higher. In general, populations tend to grow faster when situated in warmer regions.

Light is an important to consider

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