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Environmental Science R Mid Term Review Sheet
Answer the following as review for the mid-term:
1. Name some renewable and nonrenewable natural resources.
2. Why are peer-reviewed journals most respected in science?
3. Can scientific thought change?
4. What types of questions does science address? Which types does it not address?
5. What is the difference between a dependent and independent variable?
6. What are some economic benefits of biodiversity?
7. Name two treaties that aim to protect biodiversity.
8. What is habitat fragmentation? What is an invasive species?
9. What are some principles of smart growth?
10. What is the biggest cause of biodiversity loss today?
11. What global phenomenon has caused some organisms to move toward the poles or to higher altitudes?
12. Which types of biomes have the highest net primary productivity?
13. Draw a climatograph from a biome below
14.Describe the types of trees and plants that are found in different layers of tropical rain forests.
15. What are coniferous and deciduous trees? Give examples of each.
16. What are some adaptations animals make in different biomes.
17. Compare and contrast negative and positive feedback loops. Give examples of each.
18. Write an equation for the process of photosynthesis.
19. What are biogeochemical cycles?
20. What is hypoxia?
21. What are some sources of phosphorus that enter the environment?
22. Name some indoor chemical hazards.
23. What is a vector in environmental health?
24. What in a chemical hazard found in some paints?
25. What is an avalanche? Earthquake? Tsunami? Tornado?
26. What is a supply and demand curve? What is a cost-benefit analysis?
27. What is the UN?
28. What is a green tax? Subsidy?
29. Compare and contrast primary and secondary succession. Give an example of each.
30. What is evolution? What would describe evolutionary success?
31. What is predation? Mutualism? Commensalism? Parasitism?
32. What is the ultimate source of energy in a land ecosystem?
33. What do age structure diagrams look like for China? Germany? India?
34. How has the human population grown in recent years?
35. What is a ‘demographic transition model’?
36. Differentiate population, community and ecosystem.
37. How can populations be estimated? What is population density?
38. What is green building design?
39. What is logistic growth? exponential growth? carrying capacity?
40. What is an equation for determining population growth?
41. Name three types of pollution in a city.
42. What is sprawl? What are some environmental consequences of sprawl?
43. What are greenways? rural areas? Infrastructure? ecological restoration?
44. What is meant by your “ecological footprint”?
45. What are some strategies for reducing your ecological footprint?
46. What are some of the impacts of technology on our ecological footprint?
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