Melanie Kingett

The APsolute Recap: Biology Edition - Ecosystem Disruptions

The APsolute Recap: Biology Edition - Ecosystem Disruptions

Melanie ventures into the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse in Episode 45. Life always finds a way. The genetic variations organisms have are random - accumulated through mutation and other meiotic chance (1:43). Competition and cooperation are important aspects of biological systems - but the playing field isn’t fair when an invasive species shows up (2:40). Who knew mussels could cause so much damage? (4:15) Humans haven’t been the kindest to the environment and our impact on ecosystems is well documented (5:10). Geological and meteorological activity also leads to changes in ecosystem structure and dynamics. Have you heard of the year without a summer? (7:10)The Question of the Day asks (8:45) During what era are we currently living on the geologic time scale?Thank you for listening to The APsolute RecAP: Biology Edition!(AP is a registered trademark of the College Board and is not affiliated with The APsolute RecAP. Copyright 2020 - The APsolute RecAP, LLC. All rights reserved.)Website:www.theapsoluterecap.comEMAIL:TheAPsoluteRecAP@gmail.comFollow Us:INSTAGRAMTWITTER

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