branch ECOLOGY

=Adaptations= '''Inherited''' characteristics that enable individuals to survive or reproduce more effectively [image:] '''Structural Adaptations:''' These are physical structures which make organisms more successful in their habitats. This porcupine's spines are a structural adaptation that protects it from predators. [image:] '''Physiological (functional) Adaptations:''' Systems present in an organism that allow it to perform certain biochemical reactions (e.g. making venom, secreting slime, keeping a constant body temperature, digestive enzymes, immune systems, etc). This snakes venom is a physiological adaptation. [image:] '''Behavioural Adaptations:''' This is the way members of a species act on order to survive. To look out for predators, one or more meerkats stand watch. When a predator is spotted, they give a loud whistle or bark to warn the others of approaching dangers.
Credit: Ben Himme