5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) (3)
- Hydrologic Cycle (1)
- Biogeochemical Cycle (1)
- Species (1)
- Population (1)
- a The continuous movement of water on, above, or below the surface of earth (sig. Water cycle involves the exchange of heat energy, which can also lead to temperature changes).
- b All the organisms which belong to the same species and live in the same geographical area (ex. human population, plant population, and animal populations).
- c One of the basic units of biological classification and taxonomic rank, one of a group of organisms capable of breeding and producing fertile offspring (ex. generic name and specific name, Boa Constrictor)
- d The total amount of productivity in a region or a system (ex. total amount of Co2 that is fixed by a plant within photosynthesis).
- e A pathway by which a chemical element or molecules travels throughout biotic and abiotic components on earth (ex. carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle, and water cycle).
5 Multiple choice questions
- The Biogeochemical cycle of which carbon is exchanged throughout the biosphere, pedosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and the atmosphere (sig. Helps scientific researches discover where large amounts of carbon are stored i.e. the ocean contains the largest active pool of carbon near the surface of earth).
- Any individuals that use goods or services generated within an economy (ex. business consumers and hunting consumers [foxes, wolves, and eagles]).
- An ecological or environmental inhabited by a particular species of organism (ex. African elephant habitats spread throughout Africa and Microhabitats)
- Graphical representation designed to show the biomass productivity at each trophic level in a given ecosystem (sig. helps discover the amount of energy distributed within each given trophic level).
- An index that incorporates the number of species in an area and also their relative abundance (ex. Simpsons Diversity index: D = (n / N)2)
5 True/False questions
Photosynthesis (2) → The process that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds using the energy from sunlight (ex. process always begins when energy from light is absorbed by proteins that contain chlorophylls).
Range of Tolerance (1) → The existence, abundance, and distribution of species depends on the tolerance level of each species to physical and chemical factors (ex. In aquatic ecosystems, major limiting factors include pH, the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water and the salinity).
Secondary Consumer (1) → A consumer in which they get their energy from the consumption of plants (ex. cows, moose, and rabbits).
Humus (1) → Any organic matter which has reached a point of stability where it will not break down any further and remain as it is for centuries (ex. mature compost and natural compost used to amend soil).
Law of Tolerance (2) → The existence, abundance, and distribution of species depends on the tolerance level of each species to physical and chemical factors (ex. In aquatic ecosystems, major limiting factors include pH, the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water and the salinity).