Class Note for NATS 104 at UA
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B mesI Ecoregions Introduction This workshop is a computer exercise You will be using the National Atlas Map Maker httpwwwnationalatlasgov an online GIS Geographical Information System program Answer the following questions by selecting and comparing the various maps that you create Key concepts 0 The environment particularly climate in uences the distributions of plants amp animals 0 Human impact on the environment varies globally o Distributions of plants amp animals have changed in the last two decades D2L Workshop 9 is graded automatically Search natlonalatlasgov quot 9 mm Ab l M l m l mm l s m l m l w H mm amquot 5 mm Wmquot mm mm mm mummu Mb mm Mavlayels PnniahleMavs WallMaDs DynamchaDs Alhcles Mavvlnnglessmnals 1 What is a biome Go to NATS104 lecture 15 Compare the de nition of quotbiomequot in lecture 15 with that ofquotecoregionquot in the National Atlas site 2pts Ecoregions and biomes are both classi cations of ecosystems Write down a de nition for quotBiomequot 39om lecture 15 Write down a de nition for quotEcoregionquot from the National Atlas site use quotsearchquot The difference between quotecoregionquot and quotbiomequot is one of scale One is larger than and includes several ofthe other Find the two words in V kipedia are classi ed by type 2 What is an ecoregion Are they named for climate characteristics dominant plants or dominant animals found in the region To answer the questions in this exercise you will have to use the internet primarily the National Atlas tool bar above To answer this question go to the National Atlas site enter quotecoregionquot in the search bar and click quotGoquot 2pts De ne quotecoregionquot quotecoregions have similar quot quotEcoregionsquot are the highest level of Bailey s ecosystem classi cation What are the lower smaller area units of Bailey s classi cation These units are used in land management for building roads and construction permits Upon what environmental parameters are these units based Are they based on different environmental factors 3 Return to the National Atlas site lfyou cannot see any ofthe tabs mentioned below click on the yellow quotWe top left ofthe page Check the boxes for quotCities and Townsquot and quotStatesquot under the quotBasic Mapsquot tab Click on quotBiologyquot under quotEcoregions Baileyquot select quotProvincesquot then under quotInvasive Speciesquot select quotLand Cover 200 Meter Resolutionquot Then above the map to the left select the quotZoom to Statesquot option and Zoom into Arizona 2pts For Phoenix AZ use the quotm tab above the map to identify the type of ecoregion province It is in the province What is the ecoregion province for Tucson Arizona You can use the quotFindquot tab near the top of the page to move to Tucson zoom to feature The ecoregion sections are smallerscale and more homogeneous in terms of vegetation climate and relief What are the ecoregion sections for Tucson and Phoenix 4 ln urban areas like Phoenix and Tucson there is little natural vegetation left so classifications like Land Cover are used instead of natural classification like Bailey s On the National Atlas site under quotBiologyquot click on quotNone Selectedquot under quotEcoregions Baileyquot Click on the blue quotRedraw Mapquot tab near the top of the page Scroll through the map to Tucson AZ or use the quotFindquot tab near the top ofthe page 2pts Zoom down to quotTucsonquot until you quotCannot zoom in any morequot The black square beneath the word quotTucsonquot is in what kind of quotLand Cover Class it39s redquot Click on quotMap Keyquot near the top of the page The quotIdentifyquot tab doesn39t work for quotland coverquot At this scale quotCannot zoom in any morequot is the Tucson Basin mostly natural or mostly residential The Land Cover Class for most of the Tucson Basin is mostly pink That is the quotLow intensity residentialquot Land Cover Class Only two kinds of natural land cover are shown near Tucson at this scale one is light brown and the other is a lesscommon bluegray color What is the Land Cover Class of the more common light brown cover type Use the quotFindquot tab nearthe top of the page to zoom in on quotMount Lemmon Ski Valley AZquot What land cover class is most common next to the Mount Lemmon Ski Valley Is it natural or human made 5 The distributions of animals and plants may be widespread at the continental scale but locally they may be restricted to specific vegetation types or land cover types The importance of local environments may become more pronounced at the edges of organisms ranges 1 pt Uncheck quotLand Cover 200 Meter Resolutionquot click on the quotMap Layersquot tab then select the distributions of the various kinds of bats from the menu beneath the quotBat Rangequot Which bats occur as far north as Tucson but do not occur at Mount Lemmon Ski Valley Click quotNone Selectedquot under quotBat Rangequot and Click on quotIndividual Butterfly Species Distributionquot under quotButterfliesquot Which of the butterflies occur in Tucson 6 The National Atlas site also includes information on changing animal distributions These are recent introductions of species harmful to humans whose ranges are rapidly expanding 1 pt Under quotButterfliesquot click quotNone Selectedquot check quotLand Cover 200 Meter Resolutionquot and then open the quotInvasive Speciesquot Menu Under quotInvasive Speciesquot explore the menu for quotAfricanized Honey Beesquot Click on the various dates When did these quotkiller beesquot first appear in Tucson Under quotInvasive Speciesquot using the quotWest Nile Virus Wild Bird Casesquot click on the various years In what year did West Nile virus first appear in Tucson
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