Adaptations of organisms to their environment- AS Biology

Watch this thread
Eskyy
Badges: 2
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#1
Report Thread starter 8 years ago
#1
We've been asked to write a 600 word academic report that satisfies

"Outline the behavioural, physiological and anatomical adaptations of organisms to their environments"

I wrote an introduction and then began with Behavioural adaptations, I'm using Humans as my example (We were advised to pick a species and look at how they've adapted over a long period of time to their environment, so I figured the most known one would be Humans) and I've spoke about increasing brain size and what that means for us, and I'm not sure if that should be under Behavioural or Physiological?

I mean, it's definitely physiological but it directly influences behavioural, in the sense that an increase in brain size has allowed for cognitive function and logical thinking and so on; should I change this paragraph to Physiological and then find another example for Behavioural adaptations, or just keep it as behavioural and move on?
0
reply
Dynamo123
Badges: 7
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#2
Report 8 years ago
#2
(Original post by Eskyy)
We've been asked to write a 600 word academic report that satisfies

"Outline the behavioural, physiological and anatomical adaptations of organisms to their environments"

I wrote an introduction and then began with Behavioural adaptations, I'm using Humans as my example (We were advised to pick a species and look at how they've adapted over a long period of time to their environment, so I figured the most known one would be Humans) and I've spoke about increasing brain size and what that means for us, and I'm not sure if that should be under Behavioural or Physiological?

I mean, it's definitely physiological but it directly influences behavioural, in the sense that an increase in brain size has allowed for cognitive function and logical thinking and so on; should I change this paragraph to Physiological and then find another example for Behavioural adaptations, or just keep it as behavioural and move on?
The evolution of a larger brain in humans, as I take it, is a physiological adaptation with behavioural consequences. In that light, its evolution with increase in size indicates a physiological adaptation to process more information, and compute results, as well as to control various actions of the body. This might have led to behavioural consequences like organization of cultures etc.

So I would include a larger brain size as a physiological adaptation. You can use a different example for behavioural adaptation, like the absence of brachiating ability, and erect posture. Also, there are other behavioural adaptations as well.

0
reply
zed963
Badges: 16
Rep:
? You'll earn badges for being active around the site. Rep gems come when your posts are rated by other community members.
#3
Report 8 years ago
#3
Pompeii worms
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest

Do you know what you'll do if you don't get the grades you're hoping for?

Find something else in clearing (38)
29.69%
Take a gap year (18)
14.06%
Resit my exams (34)
26.56%
Look for alternate pathways to the career I want (18)
14.06%
I don't know yet (14)
10.94%
Something else (tell us in the thread) (6)
4.69%

Watched Threads

View All