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Chapter 10 APES

1. Tree plantations: are an effective way to produce wood for paper mills
2. The most diverse and sustainable forest type is the: old-growth forest
3.The majority of the world's forests are: second-growth
A major reason for why global warming is a threat to maple syrup production is that: global warming will interfere with sap production
5. The method of tree harvesting that is most damaging to the environment is: clear-cutting
6. Many of the worst fires in US history occurred in: cleared forest areas containing slash
7. Which of the following is a serious hindrance for the use of kenaf to replace trees in the manufacturing of paper? The timber industry lobbies the government against its use.
8. Scientists think that at least one-half of the world's known species live in: tropical rain forests.
9. The Amazon basin is found in which country? Brazil
10. Fire as a tool of forest management: is important in removing organic debris so that larger forest fires may be prevented.
11. Most of the wood harvested in less developed countries is: used as fuel
12. Realistic ways that we can reduce tropical rainforest deforestation and promote sustainability include: educating consumers about unsustainable practices and encouraging consumption of sustainable goods
13. In rangelands and grasslands, livestock tend to gather around __________, making these areas particularly vulnerable to damage: water
14. The major source of the haze in the Great Smoky Mountains is due to: the lush vegetation
15. This environmental activist group, composed of more than 1 million members worldwide, is responsible for buying and protecting land, waterways, and wetlands: The Nature Conservancy
16. Biodiversity hot spots are: regions that have many rare and endangered plant and animal species.
17. Which of the following countries is a "superpower of biodiversity" by devoting a larger percentage of its land to biodiversity conservation than any other country? Costa Rica
18. The process of fixing human-caused damage to natural ecosystems is called: ecological restoration.
19. Which best illustrates an intentional desire on the part of humans to share their habitats with other species? constructing beehives and planting flowers that attract honeybees
20. Restoration efforts on the Blackfoot River of Montana are examples of: reconciliation ecology
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