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Environmental Midter

Review stack for basic ecology

During which period did humans most alter their environment Industrial Revolution
A sustainable world would be characterized by this Indefinite existence of human populations in a healthy and prosperous condition.
Ecological footprint amount of land and ocean needed to support one person.
The term biodiversity refers to number and variety of species that live in an area.
Classification and collection of data that are in the form of numbers statistics
The group that does not receive the experimental treatment in an experiement control group
the ozone layer is located stratosphere
Himalaya Mountains formed by colliding tectonic plates
What are the most geographically active regions on Earth. Boundaries between tectonic plates
Are soil and temperature biotic or abiotic factors abiotic
Bacteria and fungi do this for an ecosystem break down dead and decaying things
A gymnosperm is a... plant
What converts the nitrogen in the air to a usable form bacteria
This kind of organism gets their energy only from producers herbivores
This gas makes up 78 percent of our atmosphere nitogen
What kind of plant is an example of a pioneer species lichen
What is the difference between primary and secondary succession Primary succession has to make the soil. Secondary succession occurs in a DISRUPTED ecosystem
What human activity has mainly affected carbon in the atmosphere Burning fossil fuels in great quantity
If you visited a savanna, you would likely see this. grazing herds of animals such as rhinos, gazelles, and giraffes
Animals that live in the desert are called this because they hunt at night nocturnal
Where do most deserts form on the dry side of mountains
What are characteristics of the taiga forest biome dominated by coniferous trees
Tropical rain forests are threatened by this Deforestation
Estuaries are very productive ecosystems because they receive nutrients from these places Rivers and oceans
Swamps are commonly found on this type of land flat poorly drained land
The majority of marine organisms are found in this area of the ocean Shallow, coastal waters
In this lake zone, life is diverse littoral zone
It is cool and dark in this zone Benthic zone
Which organism produces most of the food in an aquatic ecosystem phytoplankton
Estuaries are ecosystems that contain this type of water mix of fresh and salt
The arrangement of organism in the open ocean is determined by this Amount of nutrients and sunlight available
Coral reefs are intricately shaped rocklike structures that are formed as a result of this Secretions of calcium carbonate by tiny marine animals
Why doesn't photosynthesis occur in deep ocean water There is no sunlight
All of the same species living in the same area is a(n) population
All of the organisms living in the same area community
All organisms living in the same area interacting with the living and nonliving factors is a(n) ecosystem
Symbiotic relationship where one organism is hurt and the other is helped parasitism
Symbiotic relationship where one organism is neither hurt and the other is helped commensalism
Symbiotic relationship where both are helped mutualism
Symbiotic relationship where one organism hunts kills and eats another organism predator/prey
CArrying capacity in an ecosystem is determined by this The most limited resource
Created by: biologybabe