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Week 11 - Revision
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Which of the following industrial materials is heavily implicated in global warming?
Most plants on Earth have coevolved with soil dwelling fungi to enable them to access mineral nutrients
Why is denitrification such an important soil process?
It generates nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas
Niche complementarity provides an explanation for biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships
Resilience describes the ability of a system or organism to recover from a perturbation
Mineralisation is a microbial process that
generates inorganic forms of nutrients
Caesium-137 is readily taken-up by plants because it behaves like phosphorus
Nitrogen deposition often reduces plant species richness
A quantitative estimate of an exposure to one or more pollutants below which significant harmful effects do not occur
describes a "critical load"
Rhodochrosite is a ______carbonate known for it's hot pink color
What is hydrolysis in terms of chemical weathering?
A reaction with water that decomposes minerals
Reverse osmosis is the only method of extracting salt from saltwater in the process of desalination.
Sediment-hosted copper deposits can be a key source of which critical metal?
Which of the following metals would you be unlikely to find as a placer deposit?
Which energy resource produces the most carbon dioxide per unit of energy?
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