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    Hello all, this is my first post. I'm Brian's (technoracer) girlfriend and he recommended I register and pose my question to all of you!

    Here's the background:
    For school, I have to write an annotated bibliography for my Earth History class. "Find a plant or an animal that interests you and research its evolutionary history with emphasis on how geology has impacted it. Must have at least 10 resources, half of which must be print media (book or journal)."
    Basically all I have to do is read an article, write 2 paragraphs, first as a summary, the second addresses what aspect of the article were most useful.

    So my question is: What plant should I do this on?

    My resources so far: (techno-provided [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img] )
    -Carnivorous Plants of the United States and Canada - Donald E. Schnell
    -The Savage Garden - Peter D'Amato
    -A few ICPS newsletters.
    Brian also recommended:
    -Insectivorous Plants - Charles Darwin

    Any suggestions? I was thinking venus fly trap just because I like it. But I'm not the plant expert he (or all of you) are. I'm looking for a plant that has enough information on it for me to work with, and one that has evolved a good amount. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    **Jess**

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    Im not sure about evolution but the best plant for a project like that would be a nep or vft. At least I think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (01rtgurl @ Mar. 04 2006,8:51)]Any suggestions? I was thinking venus fly trap just because I like it. But I'm not the plant expert he (or all of you) are.
    Expert?!?!?? Where!?? I knew we should have password protected the forums to keep them things out. Nothing like an expert to gum up the works by confusing us with the facts! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/Skin/Default/PostIcons/icon4.gif[/img]

    Humm, VFTs might be easiest to find info on. There is also Drosera anglica. One species found in Hawaii grows without needing a dormancy, all the others (mind you I'm not one of them expert thingies let alone all that knowledgable about Drosera, so I could be wrong) are temperate and tend to go dormant in the fall.
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    Hi Technoracer's g/f and welcome to TerraForums!

    I was thinking that Darwin was known for studying speciation in the Galapagos Islands, where he studied how tortoises had evolutionally differentiated themselves over time, due to geologic forces in the area. Well, I'm guessing that the plantlife might have done the same thing. So the question is, what CP's would have been present on those islands. I'm not sure, but someone like Fernando Rivadavia might know. Darwin also studied the Drosera rotundifolia, if that helps.

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    If the evolution has to be tied to geology, then the research for VFTs or others in similar habitats (such as Sarracenias) should be easy. The geology part will be the hydrology of their habitat. Here are a couple things that might give yo more than enough sources - http://yosemite.epa.gov/R10....df and http://forestlandscape.wisc.edu/Land...es/v2i1p23.pdf.
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    Whoa, thanks for the replies! My name is Jessie btw. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I'll check out all the links and take everything said into consideration, that helped a TON. Thank you thank you thank you!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smilie4.gif[/img]
    **Jess**

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    Updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (jimscott @ Mar. 07 2006,7:43)]Updates?
    Updates.... I've been working on getting another engine for my car haha [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] I've put the paper on hold for 3 days but soon to resume..
    **Jess**

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