Biology (11th Edition)

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Chapter 57 - Dynamics of Ecosystems - Figure 57.20 - Inquiry Questions: c

Answer

Variation in temperature means that there will be at least one stressful season to survive each year, perhaps more, making it hard for many species to survive. Constant conditions make survival easier.

Work Step by Step

Think about Florida--a very wide range of people and organisms live there, because there is a fairly constant climate which many enjoy and in which many can survive. It is like that for natural ecosystems as well (including Florida's ecosystem).
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