Last Modified: 2011-12-06
EXPECTATIONS OF EXPERIMENTAL OUTCOME
AGRICUALURED REVOLUTION-STEADY FOOD SUPPLY
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION-STEADY INCOME
EVERYTHING IS MADE OF CHEMICALS
CHEMICSL ARE USED TO TREAT WASTE WATER
INTRA-2 OF THE SAME SPECIES
INTER-2 DIFFERENT SPECIES
Environmental ethics and the belief that humans are part of nature had their roots in the ecology movement of the mid-20th century (T OR F)
Globalization will have an impact on the develo.of envir law as the global community is interconnected by trade, politics, and the movement of people and species. (T OR F)
In a subsistence economy, buyers and sellers interact to determine which goods and services to produce and how these goods and services should be produced and distributed (T OR F)
Excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is most easily taken up by a) producers in photosynthesis and by b) the ocean and many of its organisms. (T OR F)
Global climate change may produce major shifts in biomes for any given location because mean temperature and precipitation will change. (T OR F)
Lichens are a pioneer species (T OR F)
_____ and _______ is a system where industries emitting below the allowed level of a pollutant sell "credits" to industries which do not meet the standards.
The book, Silent Spring, by _____, was one of the turning points in the environmental movement.
The first step in writing legislation is to introduce a ______ into the House or Senate of Congress.
The Pacific Northwest of the United States and Nagasaki, Japan; characterized by heavy rainfall and relatively stable temperatures, are examples of a _____ biome.
Underground water reservoirs are called ____.
What ecological traits do successful invasive species possess? How do these traits interact to make controlling them difficult?
Human activity has affected every aspect of the water cycle. List four ways that humans have altered the water cycle. What are the major concerns for the future?
Dam building, vegetation removal which increases erosion, irrigation for crops, polution
External costs include _______
Any network of relationships among a group of components, which interact with and influence one another through exchange of matter and/or information, is referred to as ___
A method used by manufacturers to tell consumers which brands use manufacturing processes that are environmentally beneficial is called.
Microbes in our digestive tract that help us digest food demonstrate a(n) ___?_____ association
"If domestic fuel prices rise to $5 per gallon, conservation will increase, alternative fuels will be developed, and energy efficiency and our quality of life will improve." This philosophy is consistent with __economics.
important because they provide many valuable ecosystem services
government spending priorities have shifted, and flood control funds have been cut
Local areas and national agencies carry out disaster simulations ________.
the combination of wetland losses and budget cuts was probably responsible for the outcome
Can protect crops from pest-related losses when applied periodically
Produced by microbes decomposing matter in landfills and swamps
The number that represents the average number of children born to a woman in a country
Insecticide used to kill mosquitoes; banned in the US in 1973 due to its toxicity
Toxicant present in paint; damages the brain, liver, kidney, and stomach when ingested
The United States leads the world in land area dedicated to genetically modified crops. (T OR F)
The human population is a little more than 6.9 million people. (T OR F)
Replacement fertility is equal to 2.1 in stable populations. (T OR F)
Clay type soils have very good rates of movement of water. (T OR F)
Rainfall plus the freezing and thawing cycle can break large rocks into small pieces. (T OR F)
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere have increased more than carbon dioxide during the past 100 years (T OR F)
An increase in public transportation would reduce the carbon dioxide emission rate (T OR F)
Allergens are responsible for birth defects (T OR F)
The Toxic Substances Control Act regulates industrial chemicals (T OR F)
The name for an individual layer of soil is a _______?_____.
The main anthropogenic greenhouse gas produced in the United States is ___?___.
Raising ___?__ (animal) requires the most land and water.
According to the IPAT model, technology that enhances our acquisition of minerals, fossil fuels, timber, and ocean fish ___?__ our environmental impact.
the lower the per-capita income, the higher the population growth rate
Probably not as the mass of a human is larger than an osprey and fish is not the only item in a humans diet`
Texas has today
What three-factor model is used for representing the impact on environment? What is a fourth factor that could be added to this? Give a simple explanation for each factor and describe what it means in terms of human impacts on the environment
Farmers use a variety of methods to protect their soils - Crop rotation can return nutrients to the soil and can be used as an alternative to letting fields lie fallow, which exposes soils to erosion. Contour farming protects soils against erosion by shaping agricultural fields to minimize the possibility of water running down a hillside.
The use of irrigation can prevent wind erosion, although used incorrectly it can cause water erosion and salinization. The final way to protect soils is by composting, returning vegetable wastes to cropland so that their fiber and minerals can promote humus development.
Explain the statement "the lower down in the food chain we eat, the greater percentage of solar energy we put to use, and the more people Earth can support" in terms of trophic levels and pyramids of energy. PART 1
This is because the second law of energy states that entropy increases as one goes from one level to the next and energy is lost as heat or light at each transfer. For this reason, people who rely heavily on meat as a source of food energy are less energy efficient than ones that rely on fewer animal products or a vegetarian diet. The biomass pyramid echoes this, as each trophic level contains less biomass (energy) than the lower level
They involve large-scale comparisons among groups of people, usually contrasting a group known to have been exposed to a toxicant with a group that has not. They allow for the risk of exposure to a toxicant to be determined. They are realistic, but a long time is required for the results of the studies to be determined. Furthermore, they do not address future effects of new products. Results of epidemiological studies must be interpreted cautiously because many factors affect health, and results do not determine cause and effect; they only measure statistical association.
Explain how climate change can affect agriculture and forestry. PART 1
Explain how climate change can affect agriculture and forestry. PART 2
Explain how climate change can affect agriculture and forestry. PART 3
The frequency and intensity of drought and forest fires could increase. Forest communities could in general move northward and upward in elevation as temperature and moisture levels change. Finally, both agricultural and forest systems may experience changes in pollinator populations which could affect the abundance and distribution of many plant species.
Which of the following is not one of the world's top five most populous nations?
Declining death rates due to increased food production and improved medical care while birth rates remain high is characteristic of the ________ stage in the demographic transition model.
Which of the following factors drives TFR down?
Which of the following describes the relationship between population growth rates and population size.
falling growth rates automatically does not mean a smaller population, but that rates of increase are slowing
Which of the following is NOT a problem with using pesticides?
Which of the following best describes integrated pest management (IPM)?
essential pollinators and predators for sustainable systems
Seed banks are important for ________.
We lose 5 to 7 million ha of productive cropland per year to ________.
erosion, overirrigation, and other factors
The U. S. agency charged with slowing soil degradation is the ________.
The buildup of salts in soils as a result of overirrigation is ________.
The consequences of overfertilization can include ________.
it might hurt the economy
Based upon the specific health effects described above, mercury would be best classified as a ________.
Concentrations of methyl mercury are higher in large fish relative to concentration in the air. This is best described as ________.
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