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APES Fall Final Exam Review #4
Terms in this set (12)
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone
Area that has low amounts of oxygen due to large amounts of nutrients. Contains large amounts of Phosphorus and Nitrogen in the water.
lack of oxygen
Providing information, clinical services, and contraceptives to help people choose the number and spacing of children they want to have.
Green Belt Movement (Kenya)
Objectives: 1) raising awareness of the connection between the environment and poverty 2) promoting the planting of multi use trees to meet fuel needs, provide employment, protect the environment and provide food for the community 3) disseminating information on environmental protection through research, seminars, and workshops.
Originally native to Capsian Sea, it was discovered in Lake St. Claire near Detroit. Introduced because of ballast water. Now an invasive species in North America, it reproduces rapidly and forms dense clusters crowding out native species
excessive richness of nutrients in a lake or other body of water, frequently due to runoff from the land, which causes a dense growth of plant life and death of animal life from lack of oxygen.
a species with a low intrinsic growth rate that causes the population to increase slowly until it reaches carrying capacity; Type I survivorship curve
a species that has a high intrinsic growth rate, which often leads to population overshoots and die-offs; Type III survivorship curve
Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ)
An area of Earth that receives the most intense sunlight; where the ascending branches of the two Hadley cells converge.
replacement-level fertility rate
average number of children a couple must have to replace themselves
positive feedback loop
Causes a system to change further in the same direction.
El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO)
Upwellings in Eastern Pacific are disrupted, as warm water is not pulled west; instead, warm water from the Western Pacific is pulled east