Students will analyze how biotic and abiotic factors interact to affect the distribution of species and the diversity of life on Earth.
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Characterize the biotic and abiotic components that define various biomes and aquatic life zones.
Explore how global climate patterns and biogeography affect the distribution and abundance of species on Earth.
Investigate factors that lead to the species richness of an ecosystem and describe the importance of biodiversity.
Relate the role of natural selection to organismal adaptations that are specific to their habitats and describe some examples of coevolution.