Physical Geography Lab Activity

 Bio geography of the Sierra Nevada



Step 1. Write a one page summary of the differences in climate, species diversity, and plant communities between the Western and Eastern Sierra.   Use your creativity and a bit of effort to locate

bio- geography resources online.

* Search phrases you could use :                                                                                                                                            .Climate and vegetation variation between East and West Sierra.                                                                          .Mammoth Mountain Environment.                                                                                                                         .Plant communities of Eastern Sierra.                                                                                                                         .Biology of the Sierra Nevada.                                                                                                                           .Vegetation of the Sierra Nevada.

Step 2:

Locate information regarding the following species that are found in the Sierras.

. Half page summary on EACH species below!

1- Great Basin Sage

2-Pinyon Pine


4-Rabbit Brush

5-Jeffrey Pine

6-Stellars Jay


8-Lodgepole Pine


  • Include a variety of information on Each species including: history, use by native American, growth characteristics, typical geography or spatial nature of the species.

                                                         So will be 4 pages!


Step 3:

Include a resource page at the end of your project showing the name/addresses of the website that you used.

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