003 - Biosphere

Geographic Knowledge and Understanding

Climate change and the biosphere, including:

Spatial changes in biomes, habitats and animal migration patterns.

Changes to agriculture, including crop yields, limits of cultivation and soil erosion.


The process of global climate change will impact the biosphere and therefore how humans interact with place.


Activity One - Describe

As geographers often do we review changes in the world by interpreting data that has been transposed onto a map. Answer the following question.

Activity Two - Create

Climate change is having quite an impact on the hydrosphere and the magnitude and frequency of climatic hazards. It is now time to investigate how climate change can impact our biomes and agricultural systems. It is particularly important to look at the impact on the biosphere as we rely on it to produce the food we require for survival. While humans are creative creatures it still takes us time to adapt to change.  As you have already studied, neo-Malthusian thought believes if we become too slow to react it could ultimately result in economic decline or conflict.  For this activity, you are going to be divided into teams to investigate a specific element of change to the biosphere. You will be using Lucidpress to record and share your findings. 


Student Examples

Agricultural Change - limits to cultivation.pdf

Agricultural Change

Animal Migration.pdf

Animal Migration



Crop Yield.pdf

Crop Yield



Soil Erosion.pdf

Soil Erosion

Exam Style Question

State and explain TWO impacts of climate change on the biosphere. [2+2+2]