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ENV S Unit 1 Study Guide
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In what era were the public works programs formed?
Who started the Ecological Era by writing the book silent spring?
Why can pesticides like DDT still be detached in organisms that weren't directly sprayed by it?
What country is currently NOT signed on the Paris Climate Accord?
What level does the field of ecology NOT study?
What percentage of energy is transferred from one tropic level to the next?
What do detritivores eats?
dead organic matter
Which of these is a renewable resource?
What is an Ecological footprint?
How much pollution you contribute to the natural environment
Europeans coming to America perceived ...
What was the main management tool in the early Colonial Period?
What event in US History led to the creation of "public domain" that later turned into National Parks and Forests?
The Louisiana Purchase
What was the intent of the US purchasing public domain in the west?
to get land to promote settlement and development
Who was the first chief of the US forest service?
Who was the founder of the sierra club?
Who was known for being a utilitarian conservationist?
Who was known for being a preservationist conservationist?
Where are the great majority of our national forests in the US?
Why did San Francisco want to dam Hetch-Hetchy valley?
to create a water reservoir to fight fires
____________________ wanted the hetch-hetchy dam, built while _________________ did not want the dam built
Gifford Pinchot, John Muir
Who was the first professor of Wildlife Management?
Which organism is involved in nitrogen fixing?
Where is the nutrient pool for carbon?
Which cycle is the slowest of the ones listed?
Which species are usually pioneer species (the first ones to take over an open space)
species intolerant to shade
most species are dispersed in a _____________ way across a landscape
What is carrying capacity?
The number of individuals a site can support indefinitely
What do we call species that can thrive in environment alongside humans?
What is GPP?
total rate of photosynthesis
What is NPP?
rate of photosynthesis - cellular respiration
Which is NOT a property regime in environmental policy?
The United States Economy is described as ___________?
a mixed system
How will natural disaster impact GDP?
it will trigger an increase in GDP
Using the rule of 70, if an elephant population is growing by 2% every year, how many years intil we have double the population of elephants?
What is the main way that humans have interfered with the carbon cycle?
A and C
Burning fossil fuels / Removal of forests
Worldwide we are living sustainable?
A person's opinions and behaviors are a function of their values and beliefs
A person's values change frequently, but their opinions and behaviors stay relatively constant
Ecology only looks at biotic factors
food webs/ecosystems are stronger when there are more links/connections
An ecological disturbance will always set a system back to its earliest succession stage
We expect more complex landscapes to have higher biodiversity relative to less complex landscapes
Succession is the rapid change of the plant and animal community over a short period of time
Events of Progressive Era
-Hetch Hetchy Valley
Events of New Deal Era
- The Dust Bowl
-The Great Depression
- Public Works Programs
Events of Ecological
-Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
Events of Sustainable
- Paris Climate Agreement
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