Identify the biome in which you live. What environmental factors are instrumental in maintaining this biome? What is the current health of your biome? What are the current threats to its health? How might your biome have looked 100, 1,000, 10,000 years ago? (make sure that your biome description is at the college level)

You will write a 2 page written report about the topic you choose from the given list.

Include information from sources other than your textbook and Wikipedia.

You should have at least two sources of factual information (even if your paper is largely a discussion of opinion), and at least one of these sources should be a source other than your textbook or Wikipedia.

You should not excessively take direct quotes from your sources. You should use direct quotes sparingly and with good reason. In scientific writing, you do not use quotes for facts and numbers, you only use them if you are quoting what a PERSON is saying, not a book or other reference (ex. You would use quote from Darwin or Einstein to help explain their theory, but you would not quote anything from your textbook or Wikipedia). Mostly, you write it in your own words and then cite the source at the end of the sentence.

All responses should be well written and grammatically correct (points can and will be deducted if they are not). I encourage you to organize your information into appropriately organized paragraphs with a short introduction and conclusion. Outlines are helpful tools for maintaining organization.

Your references must be cited at the end of your report. Any form will do but use an official bibliographic format.

Your report must be typed using: Font: Times New Roman Font Size: 16 for the title and 12 for the body Double Space 1 inch margins on all sides.

No title page. No header! Write only your title followed by your name at the top of the first page. Do not put a lot of space before and/or after the title.