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5 Matching questions

  1. Environmental Resistance
  2. Food Chain
  3. Epiphytes
  4. Equilibrium theory
  5. Global Warming
  1. a Used to describe the warming of the earth's atmosphere.
  2. b the totality of factors such as adverse weather conditons , shortage of food or water, predators, and diseases that will keep populations from growing to their biotic potential.
  3. c Simplified view of the transfer of energy and material from one organism to another. They are never very long due to the tremendous energy lost at each step.
  4. d Also known as airplants, some nutrients for the air. usually tropical plants grow on trees but are not parasitic.
  5. e The theory that ecosystems have natural checks and balances.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Combination of evaporation and transpiration
  2. Major climatic phenomenon characterized by the movement of unusually warm surface water ito the eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean. Results in extensive disruption of weather around the world.
  3. The federal legislation that mandates protection of species and their habitats that are in danger of extinction.
  4. A stage in the ecological succession of a lake where nutrient rich water provides abundant growth of algae and or other aquatic plants. Called middle-aged lake.
  5. Refers to the atoms, usually radioactive and the subatomic particles resulting from the splitting of atoms in a nuclear reactor.

5 True/False questions

  1. FissionSplitting of an atom into two atoms of lighter elements. This is basic of nuclear energy production


  2. Fossil fuelsTakes into account all the food chains in an ecosystem.


  3. Fire Climax ecosystemsEcosystems that are dependent on the fire for their reproduction and regeneration.


  4. FragmentationThe death of all individuals of a particular species. This results in loss of genes and biodiversity.


  5. EutrophicationThe natural aging process of a lake that is greatly accelerated by human actions. also called cultural eutrophication, casued by additions of nutrients mainly nitrogen and phosphorus