Ecology Do Nows

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1.8 Hectares
50%
TED Talks- Sustainability in LA
2. How many different species are there on earth?
10 Million!
3. What is the percentage of land that is usable on earth (considering most of earth is
water) and what is the percentage of this amount of land that has been converted
for agriculture?
Only 16% of land is USABLE
50% has been converted for agriculture
4. What are some simple ways that YOU can lead a more sustainable life here in New
Jersey?
1. Be less wasteful- REUSE over recycle
2. Garden, use compost
3. By used goods
4. Change your eating habitats
5. Don’t be careless with energy
6. Buy local/US goods
5. What are some components of a completely sustainable farm? Is it possible to have
something like this in New Jersey?
Duke Farm
Latitude
1. Climate- temperature and precipitation
2. Adapted Plants and Animals
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Boas in Everglades
Kudzu
Rabbits in
Australia
Eats leafy material or grass and has four stomachs- EX: deer, cows
Eats woody material EX: rabbits and rodents
Has a gizzard for eating seeds EX: turkeys and chickens
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44yiTg7cOVI
Environment
Has thinner leaves on top and wider on bottom to obtain equal amounts of sunlight
Extends roots horizontally to obtain more water
Holds water and secretes a toxin to small animals
Curls its leaves inward to avoid to much sun exposure
Has a long and sticky proboscis for obtaining pollen
Has baleen to filter feed on plankton and krill
Has cone shaped teeth for eating flesh
Has four stomachs to digest lots of grass
Will eat its feces for extra nutrients and minerals
Filter feeds through its beak, while remaining up side down