BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE ROCK CYCLE

BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE ROCK CYCLE

1. What are the main factors that determine plant distri- bution? Explain why each of them are important.

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2. What are the challenges that plants face in a tropical rainforest biome? Why are these challenges present?

3. List and explain the main adaptations that plants have to these challenges? Be sure to explain at least one adaptation to each of the challenges you listed above.

4. What are stomata? What role do these play in a plants ability to regulate water loss?

5. What are the challenges that desert plants face in their environment? Why are these challenges present?

6. List and explain the main adaptations that plants have to these challenges. Be sure to explain at least one adaptation to each of the challenges you listed above.

 

BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE ROCK CYCLE

BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE ROCK CYCLE

7. What is vertical zonation? How/why do plant commu- nities change as you travel up and back down a large mountain range?

8. How does the direction that a sloped surface faces affect the plant communi- ties present?

9. Explain adret vs. ubac slopes.

10. How might a valley-bot- tom location change vegit- ation?

11. Label the globe below with the 4 main layers of the Earth. Briefly describe the characteristics of each.

 

 

12. How are felsic rocks dif- ferent from mafic ones?

13. What is an igenous rock? How are igneous rocks formed? How is the forma- tion of intrusive igenous rocks different from the for- mation of intrusive igneous rocks?

14. What way can you de- termine whether a rock is intrusive or extrusive?

15. How are sedimentary rocks formed?

16. How is sediment formed?

17. Why do most sedimenta- ry rocks form in flat, horizon- tal layers called strata?

18. How are metamorphic rocks formed?

 

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