Terrestrial biomes are largely shaped by their climate. Consider the area in which you live; then, based on the temperature and precipitation of your area, propose what kind of biome you believe would occupy your area if it weren’t for human intervention. Next, suggest two kinds of plants you would expect to dominate your area if not for human activity.
- Respond to at least one of your classmates. Do you believe that human intervention has had a positive or negative effect on your classmate’s area? Justify your response.
- Biodiversity is an important characteristic of communities and biomes. Efforts to preserve biodiversity, though intended to reduce human influence on the environment, might interfere with the natural process of change and evolution. Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not? Provide at least two examples to support your arguments.