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stedmon k

chapter 1

An ecological footprint is the? amount of land and ocean area needed to support one person
compared to developing nations, developed nations? greater personal wealth
in which country is the population likely to be increasing most rapidly kenya
which country is most likely to have either stabilized or a slowly growing population canada
a resident of which country is most likely to have the biggest ecological footprint united states
most of today enviromental problem began during which age? industrial revolution
biodiversity refers to? number of variety species that live in one area.
"tradegy of the common" refers to? individuals and society
biodegradable material that becomes a pollutant if allowed to accumulate more rapidly that it can decompose newspaper
not a direct work of the industrial revolution overunting large animals
classification and collection of data that are in the form of numbers is? statistics
numeric inormation gathered in an experiment data
explain an observation and predict what might happen in the future theory
principles and standards we consider importantare known as values
model of a dinasour is a example of a ____ model physical
in an experiment, the factor of interest is called? variable
group of individuals to represent the population is called the sample
the chance that an earthquake will occur in your town during the next year is an example of correlation
which step in the experimental method are scientist conducting when they photograph birds in flight observing
group that does not recieve the experimental treatment is the ______ group control
ozone is a molecule made up of? 3 oxygen atoms
most abundant gas in the earth's atmosphere nitrogen
a fault is a break in the earth's? crust
how did the himalaya mountains form? colliding tectonic plates
boundary between warm and cold water in an ocean or lake thermocline
deep currents flow along the ocean floor
the richter scale best describes magnitude of an earthquake
earth is mostly a closed system
ozone is located in the stratosphere
total quantity of dissolved salts in the ocean is salinity
invertebrates are generally small, allowing them to live on little food and to hide rom enemies insects
yeast that make bread rise is part of the _____ kingdom protist
animals that have a backbone vertebrate
animals without a backbone invertebrate
athlete's foot is a disease caused by fungi
algae are a type of organism in the kingdom of protist
place that contains everything an organism needs is its habitat
natural selection is the unequal survival that results from the presence or absence of particular traits
archaebacteria and eubacteria are? two kingdoms
single-celled organisma with cell walls but no nuclei are bacteria
consumers are organisms that get solar or other energy indirectly
which kinds of organisms obtain energy only from producers herbivores
succession is possible cause new species make the environment less suitable for previous ones
where would ecologist be least likely to go study primary succession amazon river
what type of natural disaster helps some forest communities fire
a lion is an example of a group of consumers called carnivores
bacteria and fungi are examples of a group of consumers called decomposers
succession that occurs on abundoned farm land is called ____-_____ succession old field
the first organism to colonize any newly availible area are known as pioneer
horses and cattle are _______ cause they eat only producers herbivores
deserts are formed on dry side of mountains ranges
the tundra has a layer of soil that is permently frozen beneath the top soil
animals that live in the desert are usually nocturnal
if you visited a savanna you would likely see large herds of grazing animals
biomes are usually described by their vegitation
the distance south of the equater as measured in degres, is called latitude
located in costal areas, mediteranean-style climates chaparral
the _____ layer of the tropical rain forest recieves the most sunlight emergent
a________ biome recieves 200 to 400 cm of rain per year rain forest
a ______ biome has a annual rainfall of less than 25 cm a year desert
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