(Original post by alex :))
Ok just curious to see how I did
I did the ecosystems and D&G structured and the tectonic essay
Q1: I wrote about wildlife or green corridors and how species use them to travel undisturbed as well as separating properties and land barriers. I talked about how there may be farming in the top of the picture (all in more depth obvz but I don't have time here :P) I mentioned gardens and regular maintenance of vegetation thus creating low biodiversity.
Q2: I talked about HOW seeds can colonize and urban niches. I talked about how opportunistic species can colonize through the death of mosses thus creating a more nutrient rich base etc. I mentioned a few species and mentioned time as well as its not often that Wastelands are allowed to reach a climax (xD)
Q3: I mentioned why they are distinctive (I argued for the quote). I said that The Highways Agency is one of the biggest planters in the UK (mentioning motorways) and they plant exotic species which attracts exotic animals etc. I talked about how plats are adapt to different route ways with reference to halophytes growing along motorways and water loving plants on canal route ways.
Q1: basically mentioned patterns on the map, distinguished between R&D plants and maunfacturing as well as saying there were clusters in the EU + NA and S.E Asia. I mentioned that there was a sparse spread in S. America and Africa and used fancy words like 'cluster' :P
Q2: I basically mentioned all of the pull factors that other countries offer and talked a bit about the rise of consumerism and the process of globalization has allowed their growth.
Q3: I talked about dependency and cumulative causation as well as them sparking off the location of other business. I mentioned exploitation of H&Safety rules and I used the Asian Tigers as case studies on how they can benefit economically as well as Mexico City on how they can exploit H&S rules.
I mentioned physical and human factors but I did not define or say the word hazard which I'm kind of worried about now. I definitely mentioned hazards I just didn't use the word, I referred to it more as negative impacts. I talked about the physical stuff like tsunamis being worse (this is all very generalized and poor vocab, my essay was better). I mentioned how the depth and tectonic setting influenced the damage done. I talked about healthcare, education, warning, development levels, infrastructure etc. as human factors. Case study wise I used Japan 2011, Christchurch, NZ, 2011, Haiti 2004, Indonesia 2004, and San-Andreas fault predictions when looking at diff. types of plate margins and how they influence quakes. I concluded that Human factors were the main cause of destruction because of the 0 deaths in NZ compared to the 316,000 in Haiti as a result of the same magnitude quake.
Yeah, if anyone wants to comment it would be much appreciated
This is all generalized stuff though, just what I can remember off the top of my head. It would be interesting to hear what other people did differently =]