Virtual Lab

Topics: Human, Herbivore, Water footprint Pages: 3 (865 words) Published: February 17, 2013
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BioScience 100A Online
Virtual Lab Report: Part 2
Due by: 11:59 PM PST on the final Saturday of class
Updated 9/10/11


1. Type your answers, observations, and results in bold.
2. Save your report often as you fill it out, so as not to lose information. 3. Use the report form as a single document, do not turn in separate reports for each lab 4. Use the ‘Save As’ option to save your file as a Word 97 .doc file 5. Save your lab report with this name: Last name, First initial, underscore V2. Thus Charles Darwin would save his Unit 2 Virtual Lab Report as DarwinC_V2. 6. Submit this report in the Dropbox under [Unit 2: Virtual Labs] before 11:59 PM PST on the final Saturday of class.

Virtual Lab 5:Ecosystem simulator
Read the Overview and launch this ecolosystem simulator. Familiarize yourself with the simulator interface. Notice that you can control which species are present in your environment initially and what the diets of each species are. The types of species possible in the program are Plants (A,B,C), Herbivores (A,B,C), Omnivores (A,B) and one top Predator. You can control the diet of each by indicating what they feed on. By setting up different starting configurations you can investigate the evolution of this simulated ecological system. A. In a couple of sentences describe what happens when you start with only two (A&B) and then all three plant species present.

B. Describe how many herbivores and omnivores you added (and what they eat) in order to create an ecosystem in which all three plant species can coexist. (if you cannot accomplish the survival of Plant C describe your best configuration. Describe your ecologies by identifying the species present and their diet, for instance: Omnivore A eats Herbivore A, Herbivore A eats plant A and plant B, Herbivore B eats plant A, All plants present.

C. If you can accomplish part B, see if you can get all of the...
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