Please answer the following questions carefully. Make sure you
answer all questions and
Describe the South Florida
flora. Include the number of species of vascular plants, proportions of woody
and herbaceous plants, and proportions of tropical and temperate plants. What
types of Palms occur in the Everglades?
What is the name of the
most common native orchid species found in South Florida? How do most tropical
orchids reproduce? What special requirements do they have for reproduction?
What is the origin of the
South Florida terrestrial and freshwater fauna, including freshwater
invertebrates? Describe the abundance and diversity of freshwater invertebrates
found in the Everglades. What is the origin of spiders found in the Florida Keys?
How do amphibians and
reptile tolerate salt water and droughts? Describe the seasonal diversity and
abundance of amphibians in the Everglades. What is the ecological importance of
amphibians in the Everglades?
5. What are the two main classification categories of land birds?
What factors contribute to the decrease in breeding land birds going from north
to south in Florida? What is the ecological significance of the difference in
feeding behaviors among the wading birds of South Florida? Which birds are considered
endangered species in South Florida