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Bio Chapter 6 semester exam review
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A developer wants to build a new housing development in or around a big city. cWhich of the following plans would be LEAST harmful to the environment?
Build apartments at the site of an abandoned factory.
What is one negative consequence of the Industrial Revolution?
Environmental harm to the burning of fossil fuels.
An example of a renewable resource is
Ideally, sustainable development should
preserve ecosystems while providing for human needs
Which of the following is true about nonrenewable resources?
They cannot be replaced in our lifetime.
Which concept does the picture illustrate
When farming, overgrazing, climate change, and/or seasonal drought change farmland into land that cannot support plant life, it is called
Which of the following is NOT considered a suitable-development strategy for management of Earth's resources?
An example of sustainable resource use is
Regulating fishing season
as toxins move up in the trophic levels in food chains and food webs it's concentration
The sulfur and nitrogen compounds in smog combine with water to form
The gray-brown haze often found over large cities is called
The difference between conservation and preservation is
Conservation means using resources in a sustainable way and preservation means not using the resource at all.
The number of different species in the biosphere or in a particular area is called
How are species diversity and genetic diversity different?
Species diversity measures the number of species in the biosphere , while genetic diversity measures the variety of genes in the biosphere, including genetic variation within species.
Biodiversity is valuable partly because it
gives us new medicines, contributes to agriculture, and provides humans with industrial material.
What is meant by a "natural library" of genetic information in reference to biodiversity?
All living organisms contain genetic information in reference to biodiversity?
Introduced species can threaten biodiversity because they can
crowd out native species
All of the following are treats to biodiversity except
One of the greatest threats today to biodiversity is
The 1st step in correcting an ecological problem is
Determining there is a problem
The goals of biodiversity conservation include all of the following except
introducing exotic species into new environments
One measure of the human impact on the biosphere is called
an ecological footprint
The map in the figure above shows the ecological foot prints of most of the countries in the world. What conclusion can be drawn from this map?
The foot print of the United States is larger than foot print of other countries.
When calculating a population's ecological foot print one has to take into account the
the standard of living of the population
The data in the graph in figure above helped ecologists identify which environmental problem?
Which has become the most important source of environmental change on Earth?
Land is a resource that provides
space for cities and suburbs, raw materials for industry, and soil for growing crops
The idea of common means
Having a resource that is shared by a group of people
One of the uses of biodiversity is
Providing possible medical resources for us.
The reason for concern dealing with the ozone is
It is used to control the amount of Ultra Violet tradition we receive from the sun.
Humans first impacted the ecology of the Earth by
One of the biggest concerns for our atmosphere is
Maintaining clean air for everyone to breath
Here is Cass County our issues with fresh water deal mainly with
Aquifers (ground water)
Soil erosion can occur from
Water and wind movement along the ground
Recommended textbook explanations
Environmental Science: Sustaining Your World
G. Tyler Miller, Scott E. Spoolman
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