How does continental drift effect an ecosystem?eg the botic and abotic factors
As the plates move farther apart the land on the surface is put into different latitudes. Each change in latitude can mean a change in the temperature and overall climate. Dramatic climate change will ultimately mean dramatic change in the flora and fauna. Think of moving a plant or pet from one side of the room to another. If the plant is living in the sun near the window and thriving and you move it to a dark area, it will have to adapt to a new environment or die. Antarctica is the most extreme example of a biome affected by continental drift. When the continents were still connected it had a climate a ecosystem similar to New Zealand. When it separated and was cut off the temperature dropped dramatically and the ecosystem changed completely.