Ecology Essays
Base your responses to the following essays on your own imagination, facts and concepts from various texts, and the notes we have taken in class.

Essay #1

Describe (do not merely list) five abiotic factors that might be important to the life of a tree in a forest.  (You may chose what kind of tree and forest.)  How might the tree adjust to day-to-day changes in this factors?

Essay #2

Which is a greater threat to the continued existence to life on Earth:

1. Rapid population growth in underdeveloped countries.
2. The slower rate population growth in industrialized nations.

In your response consider the problems found in both types of nations.  Connect your responses to the concepts covered in the previous sections of ecology notes.

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