EVSP416 General Ecology HW-B Week 2 Part 1 Matching Systems Symbols 1. Match the name of the following energy systems symbols with the correct description. (Note that the order will vary based on how Sakai randomizes the matching options.) Box Consumer Interaction Pathway Line Producer Source Storage Switching Action System Frame Transaction A compartment of energy storage within the system; quantity is the balance of inflows and outflows. A flow of energy, often with a flow of materials. A rectangular box drawn to represent the boundaries of the system selected. A unit that indicates the sale of goods or services (solid line) in exchange for payment of money (dashed line). Miscellaneous symbol for whatever unit or function is labeled. Outside source of energy, a forcing function. Process which combines different types of energy flows or material flows to produce an outflow in proportion to a function of their inflows. Symbol that indicates one or more switching functions where flows are interrupted or initiated. Unit that collects and transforms low quality energy under control interactions of higher quality flows; generally reserved for “green” producers (e.g. tree, farm, pond). Unit that transforms energy quality, stores it, and feeds it back autocatalytically to improve flow (e.g. deer, human). Part 2 Bartram-Carr Woods Systems Diagram At the end of the HW-B PowerPoint you are presented with a slide of photos of the urban forest at Bartram-Carr Woods located on University of Florida’s Gainesville, Florida, campus. You are tasked with constructing a systems diagram representing Bartram-Carr Woods. Sketch a diagram of this system including important components such as plants, wildlife, and urban impacts. Then, address the following questions. 1. What are the important components that should be included to explain this system? 2. What is the boundary of your drawing? This is important to explain the scale of your focus. For example are you looking at one square meter, the urban woods, or something in between?