Elizabeth Gutchess' model of a draft research paper for English 101 students, "Undeveloped Streamsides: Corridors of Life." Dr E collected the arguments for streamside preservation under headings: protection of wildlife corridors, promotion of species diversity, cleansing of pollutants, and human greenspace.All too often, suburban developers ignore topography and build over creeks and streams that wind through areas undergoing suburban expansion.Since so much of the forest survives in isolated tracts (islands in fact), corridors of woods and vegetation between these large forest patches have become important to the survival of wildlife Researchers at the University of Tennessee, in fact, have recorded how corridors can help large mammals survive in a landscape that is now fragmented.
Elizabeth Gutchess' model of a draft research paper for English 101 students, "Undeveloped Streamsides: Corridors of Life." Dr E collected the arguments for streamside preservation under headings: protection of wildlife corridors, promotion of species diversity, cleansing of pollutants, and human greenspace.
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Conversely, plants adapted to wetter conditions may be at a competitive advantage during a flood, but less competitive when water levels drop.
Therefore, a flood can slow down rates of competitive exclusion without directly destroying vegetation Run-off from farmland contains fertilizer components--nitrogen and phosphorous--which are detrimental to the balance of life in streams, rivers, and lakes.
As the summer advances, back down at creekside, another raft of native plants hold their own in their original habitats and special niches: jewelweed, Joe-Pye-weed, boneset, and blue vervain, all growing on the same bank; here and there a dash of the most brilliant red--a cardinal flower; whorled loosestrife, turtlehead and great lobelia growing in the damp shade; bur marigolds with their feet right in the water; and wild cucumber vines and virgins bower draped over everything else.
Then, as summer winds down slowly, asters and goldenrod grow all over.
The inevitable elimination of the valuable sides of small streams robs the environment of a rich natural resource.
The green borders of natural waterways--from the smallest streams to wide rivers--deserve the very apt metaphor Tim Palmer bestows on America's rivers: "corridors of life." Of course, throughout human history, these were important corridors for human life: for transportation, for instance, and milling, and irrigation for farms.
Native American villages and agricultural clearings were not extensive enough to create significant fragmentation of the forest ecosystem.
But now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, this forest is extensively fragmented, broken into discontinuous patches by cities, suburbs, and farms.