Natural Habitats by: rachel shi

Alpine

  • plants have adapted current conditions
  • growing warmth causes more shrubs trees to grow but less grass and forbes
  • less than 1% of land total in the region

Rivers and Streams

  • water pollution adds to the declining quality of soil
  • plants have adapted to flooding so when the weather is dry or the water level decreases, they dry out
  • reduce fertilizers and pesticides

Coastal Areas

  • hundreds of millions of people live in areas close to coast
  • New Orleans, Miami, NYC and Venice, Italy could more frequently and severely flooded
  • rising sea level will eventually erode beaches & cause damage to wetlands near coast
  • wetlands give animals and plants habitat & protect shore flooding-rising sea levels leave less habitat & flood Everglades
  • try not to disturb flow of water and land/plants in wetlands

Agriculture

  • weather gets too warm making soil dry & certain crops needing specific growing coniditions can't grow
  • CO2 brings quality of pasture down requires livestock to eat more
  • if global temp increases 3.6 deg.F, corn production in US likely to decrease 10% to 30%
  • floods and storms cause damage to crops
  • farmers should plant crops at different times of year and crops able to survive hot dry climate

Forests

  • plants have adapted to current climate conditions in different ways
  • pests and diseases are threatening dominant species
  • restricting trails with non resilient areas, areas without the ability to return to their original form or back to the way they used to look

Controversy

  • piping plovers cause controversy
  • wildlife officers fenced big sections of sand on beach where piping plovers nest
  • time of nesting is same time people usually like to go to beach-around june
  • people who disturb nest have to pay fine of $10,000 which results in losses of $60,000 to $150,000 each season

Citations

Articles/Information

  • "Effects on People and the Environment." EPA. Environmental Protection Agency, n.d. Web. 05 Mar. 2017.
  • Milton, Pat. "A Piping Controversy on the Shore." The Washington Post. WP Company, 05 Aug. 2001. Web. 06 Mar. 2017.
  • http://www.newenglandwild.org/conserve/state-of-the-plants-brief_rev2.pdf

Pictures

  • https://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/species/birds/pipingplover/Piping_Plover_Q&A_Sept5.htm
  • http://www.100resilientcities.org/cities/entry/new-yorks-resilience-challenge#/-_/
  • http://media.timesreview.com.s3.amazonaws.com/shelterislandreporter/files/060211i_Plover1_CAS.jpg
Created By
Rachel Shi
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Credits:

Created with images by kewl - "aoraki mount cook mountain" • Unsplash - "river rapids gulch" • USDAgov - "shutterstock_116730364" • daniepd2012 - "Forest" • U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Northeast Region - "Piping Plover"

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