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APES Midterm (Chapters 7, 8, 10)
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Which of the following is a local area's short-term temperature, precipitation, and humidity?
Where does the largest input of solar energy occur?
Prevailing winds are the result of what?
Rotation of the earth on its axis
Which of the following is not a greenhouse gas?
The term 'greenhouse effect' describes...
the trapping of heat energy by molecules in the atmosphere.
Scientists expect human-enhanced global warming to do all of the following except...
Lower sea levels
The rain shadow effect refers to...
moister conditions on the windward side of mountain ranges
The most important factor in determining which biome is found in a particular area is...
The two most important factors determining the climate of an area are...
Temperature and precipitation
Which of the following is not an adaptation of desert plants for their environment?
Toxins in their stems to discourage being eaten
Coral reefs are being damaged or destroyed by all of the following except...
All of the following are part of the saltwater or marine aquatic life zones, except...
Four of the following are key factors determining biodiversity in aquatic systems; one is not. Choose the one that is not.
Thickness of the ozone layer
All of the following are part of the freshwater aquatic life zones, except
The key factors determining the types and numbers of organisms found in the various layers of both freshwater and marine systems include all of the following, except...
Organisms in this area must be able to avoid being swept away, crushed by waves, or being left high and dry at low tides, and must survive daily or seasonal salinity and temperature changes....
In certain open sea areas winds, ocean currents, and other factors cause water to come up from the depths to the surface bringing nutrient from the ocean bottom. This process is called a(n)...
Four of the following are major threats to marine systems; one is not. Choose the one that is not.
Sinking of ships to create artificial reefs.
If you fish for trout, you would be most likely to seek out which part of a stream?
If you fish for carp or catfish, you would likely need to fish in which part of a stream?
Because of the role it plays in the ecosystem, the gray wolf is considered a(n)
If the gray wolf is removed from the endangered species list...
States are likely to reinstitute wolf hunting programs
Four of the following are important ecological services provided by forests; one is not. Choose the one that is not.
Release atmospheric carbon
Which of the following is not an economic service provided by forests?
Removing all tree cover from a watershed greatly increases water runoff and loss of soil nutrients. This in turn increases soil erosion, causing more vegetation to die, leaving barren ground, which erodes. This cycle is known as a(n)...
Harmful positive feedback loop
Clear-cutting does of of the following except...
enhances habitat and biodiversity through loss of vegetation.
Which of the following is the most dangerous type of fire?
The temporary or permanent removal of large expanses of forest for agriculture, or other uses, is called
Four of the following are ways to grow and harvest trees more sustainably; one is not. Choose the one that is not.
Increase road building into uncut areas
Ecologists and forest fire experts recommend several strategies for reducing fire-related harm to forests and people. Which of the following is not one of those strategies?
Encourage growth of young trees and underbrush.
The Healthy Forests Restoration Act passed by Congress in 2003, under pressure from timber lobbyists, allows timber companies to do all of the following except
Clear-cut old growth trees
Overgrazing occurs when too many animals graze for too long and exceed the carrying capacity of a rangeland area. Overgrazing causes all of the following except
Increased retention of water
Which of the following is the biggest problem for U.S. national parks today?
Huge number of park vistitors
Protected areas linking isolated reserves is a design called
What can you do to help sustain terrestrial biodiversity? All of the following are things each of us can do,
Do not plant your yard with local plants.
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