geog 7 - Jordan Anderson Tuesday 8 AM Exercise 7 1. The...

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Jordan Anderson Tuesday 8 AM Exercise 7 1. The general relationship between NPP, cropland intensity and agricultural suitability is that the most productive places on earth are not necessarily used for agriculture. Agriculturally suitable places mostly corresponds with the NPP which makes sense, the more productive a place, the more suitable it would be for agriculture. Yet there is more involved in deciding a agriculturally suitable area, such as the soil. In tropical biomes such as South America and Africa they are not suitable for agriculture because of the nutrient poor soils. This is reflected in cropland intensity, where crops are not very common in either South America or Africa. India is an example of where there are intensive croplands, but a low NPP. This is caused by the huge population which put a tremendous strain on the agriculture and high cropland intensity is needed to support that many people. 2.
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course GEOG 143 taught by Professor Bartlein during the Spring '06 term at Oregon.

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