Mod 10. Custom — Tyler Brackbill

  • Take your hometown and explain the biodiversity, or lack thereof, in that area. Or look at a place that you like to visit on vacation and do the same thing.  If your vacation spot is too similar to your hometown, look at a place you would like to visit instead. (150-250 words)

Where I am from in Pottstown, Pa, it is not very biodiverse.  At least nothing that is very interesting.  My town is fairly simple.  It features a mixture of different small ecosystems scattered throughout it.  There’s rolling hills that feature some forests and creeks.  The forests feature both coniferous and deciduous trees.  The creeks and rivers feature frogs, minnows, and trout.  Where there are not rolling hills, there are flat areas that are or used to be farmland.  Like many other towns in the country, farms are disappearing and are quickly being turned into developed neighborhoods.  The weather never gets too extreme, it is pretty balanced actually.  The coldest it usually ever gets is 0 degrees Fahrenheit and the hottest will be 100 degrees.  More homes are being developed in that area and that really affects the biodiversity and makes everything much less diverse.  A lot of times I do like to go into uninhabited parts of woods or creeks and see how much different those areas are because they aren’t seen that much.


  • Based on the case study of the Amazon Rainforest, make a diagram showing the changes in biodiversity with arrows.

Amazon web

3 thoughts on “Mod 10. Custom — Tyler Brackbill

  1. Hi Tyler,
    We are from very similar areas, and “rolling hills” is a great way to describe it. I am also frustrated with the constant destruction of land for residential use. I wish there was a way to protect the land but our population is still growing rapidly. It’s nice that you can still find streams and woods around you. If you want to check out my blog here it is:

  2. Hi, my name is Alex and I’m from the Worthington campus. I like that your question involves our hometowns. A lot of times we don’t look around at our own surrounding environment and compare it to others. I also liked that you involved vacation spots because I recently went to Arizona and it was completely different, from the animals to the vegetation. It is definitely interesting to see and experience the differences in biodiversity in different areas. Good post! If you’d like to check out mine here’s the link!

  3. Hey Tyler,
    Your points about your hometown are very similar to mine. As far as towns go, generally there are squirrels, deer and birds, not the most diverse habitat haha. It’s a reminder that human interaction with the environment often leads to a less biodiverse community of species. Together I’m sure we can think of ways to make towns and city more biodiverse and green!

    Fellow classmate
    Ryan Gebhardt
    My blog:

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