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Questions to take - Questions To Take into the Field What is the regional/global context of the site(geologically spatially temporally ecologically

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Questions To Take into the Field What is the regional/global context of the site (geologically, spatially, temporally, ecologically, in terms of biodiversity, biogeography, forest geography)? What is typical about this site regionally? What is unique? What is its 20,000 year history? What is its future trajectory (vegetation, wildlife, geology, climate)? Think about spatial and temporal scales. What is the site’s geology (rock type, geologic structures, etc.)? What rock layers are present (check the map)? Are fossils present? If so, what story do they tell? Does the geology have any effect on soils? On plants? What is the site’s geomorphology and landforms? Check the topo for patterns. Observe for topography (slope and aspect) and its effects. What is the light regime? What is today’s weather (temp, precip, clouds, sunlight)? What soil types exist? What is their parent material, particle size, pH, structure (such as fragipans), ecological function? How moist are they (hydric, mesic, xeric)?
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This note was uploaded on 09/01/2008 for the course HON 341 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '08 term at University of Louisville.

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Questions to take - Questions To Take into the Field What is the regional/global context of the site(geologically spatially temporally ecologically

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