Lab 9

Topics: Plant, Tropical rainforest, Biomes Pages: 4 (355 words) Published: August 17, 2015
GEOG 1106
Lab 11
Biomes

Directions: Listed below are the lab questions to answer.

1.Use the Whittaker biome figure to determine the biome of the places listed below. Place
Average Temperature oC
Annual Precipitation (cm)
Whittaker's Biome
La Selva, Costa Rica
22.1
403
Tropical Rain Forest
Marietta, Ohio
12
105
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Pasadena, CA
18.2
51.8
Woodland/Shrub land Temperate
Ferron, UT
8.8
20.9
Grassland and Desert
Tucson, AZ
21.1
21.9
Subtropical Desert
Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica
26
165
Tropical Seasonal Forest
Brazzaville, Congo
25
137
Tropical Seasonal Forest
Lambarene, Gabon
25.7
195
Tropical Seasonal Forest
Amauulu, Hawaii
20
410
Tropical Seasonal Forest
Toolik Lake, Alaska
-8.8
18
Tundra
Beijing, China
11.8
63.5
Woodland/Shrublan Temperate
Seoul, South Korea
11.2
137
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Archbold Biological Station, Florida
29.1
131
Tropical Seasonal Forest
Everglades National Park (Flamingo)
28.1
159

Tropical Seasonal Forest

2. Great Graph Match. Analyze the temperature and precipitation graphs of the different cities and try to match them up to the correct biome. Continue until you have them all correct. Then list the city and the biome in the table below. How many tries did it take you? City

Biome
Average Temperature
Annual Precipitation
Whittaker’s Biome
Frogmore, England
Temperate Deciduous Forest

8.2

Goteborg, Sweden
Coniferous Forest

Koombooloomba, Australia
Rain Forest

Barrow, Alaska
Tundra

Alice Springs, Australia
Desert

San Bernadino, California
Shrubland

Centralia, Kansas
Grassland

b.Next, go through each graph and determine the average temperature and annual precipitation for each location and determine the biome based on the Whittaker’s biome diagram.

3.To Plant or Not to Plant. In this game you ill go to each of the world’s biomes and match up the plant specimen that...
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