Thursday, October 28, 2010

My Favorite Biome

It today's class we discussed the different types of biomes. I found it interesting that the climates and biomes are strongly related to the way the air shifts. The book defines the term "biome" as the following:

"A broad, regional type of ecosystem characterized by distinctive climate and soil conditions and a distinctive kind of biological community adapted to those conditions."

Having had the opportunity to travel to Europe the last two Summers, I really enjoyed the climate of the southern region of Spain. In class, I learned that the name for this climate is the "mediterranean woodlands and scrub" region. The weather in Spain was AMAZING. I lived there for two months and fell in love with the way the days were hot, nights were cool & it was sunny all the time. Here are some pictures from my trip. 

(for you Dr. Rood) haha 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Mitochondrial Eve- A beginning and an end

    In environmental science class, we have been discussing the phenomenon of "mitochondrial eve" and how it is passed down through the feminine gene pool. I found this interesting. 

We discussed how the appearances of the human race are changing, and will eventually merge to similar traits which include olive skin tones, dark eyes, and dark hair. 

Though I am unsure what the people of the "future" will look like, I have a few ideas in mind. Here are some photos that display my thoughts of mitochondrial eve.

Ken doll or Mario Lopez look alike representing the future look

dark skin and hair are replacing blond hair and blue eyes
work it

Here are some examples in Barbie form of what the future population will look like. :)