Sci 256 Week 2 Biotic Components

Week 2 Biotic Components

Ecosystems Paper


      Lake Tahoe is a stunningly scenic lake located in Nevada United States. It occupies 191,500 square miles and 300 meters deep. It has wide marine flora and fauna diversity. Around the lake various plants species are also found such as Jeffry pine, lodgepole Pine and the likes. There are also a dry meadow and brush fields Ceanothus that give way to the nitrogen fixation making possible to make the soil look more fertile.

      There are various processes that you can notice in and out of this body of water. Eutrophication of the lake has currently destroyed marine organisms as well as the vegetation around it. This is supported by records of alterations in the population of various marine species, specifically Zooplankton, inhabiting the lake. Destruction of the lake is indeed something that needs to addressed, otherwise, the beauty of this body of water would be in danger.

      The lake moreover is greatly affected by the extreme season changes. It can go below zero during winter and ablaze to as high as 25.9 ÂșC during the summer. The vegetation around the lake also reacts from these changes in the weather through leaf color and number changes. The warm blooded mammals, moreover, are also affected by this global warming and various alterations in their behavior will be noticed.

      Around the lake, you will notice a lot of human activity. Long time ago, this place was inhabited by Native Americans. But now, it has already been a great tourist attraction and best place to ski and fish. This increase in human activity brings about a lot of money in the state but also poses peril for the longevity of the lake.

      Due to increase in human proliferation around the area, disposing off the raw sewage area was almost implemented but to no avail because of the increasing eutrophication level of that body of water. Furthermore, this also...