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Chapter 52 : Ecology and the Biosphere
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Practice classifying and describing different types of ecology, biomes, and ecological interactions between organisms and the world around them.
Which of the following is correct in listing the different levels of ecology from least specific to most specific
Global ecology, landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, community ecology, population ecology, organismal ecology
Global ecology, ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, community ecology, population ecology, organismal ecology
Global ecology, ecosystem ecology, landscape ecology, population ecology, community ecology, organismal ecology
Organismal ecology, population ecology, community ecology, landscape ecology, ecosystem ecology, global ecology
None of the above (need help? see Campbell page 1149)
'The movement of individuals away from their area of origin or from centers of high population density' is the definition our Campbell textbook gives for what term?
Moving Out (please stop crying, I will see you again)
Death (need help? see Campbell page 1152)
Which of the following is NOT a true statement about temperate broadleaf forests?
The winters are cold, and the summers are hot (varying temperatures)
There are distinct vertical layers
Usually, mammals will hibernate during the winter and birds will migrate.
The dominant plants are mainly coniferous trees, so they drop their leaves before winter
All of the above are true (need help? see Campbell page 1171)
The Benthic Zone in an aquatic biome is...
The zone with little to no light penetration
The zone with the farthest distance from shore
The zone at the bottom
The zone warmest zone
Where Ben lives (need help? see Campbell pages 1160-1161)
Which one of the following could be described as an aquatic biome with both some fresh water and saltwater where rivers flow into seas?
Deserts (need help? see Campbell page 1163)
What are the two most important factors limiting the geographic ranges of plants and animals?
Biotic and Abiotic
Temperature and Moisture
Temperature and Soil Composition
Soil Composition and Sunlight
Cats and Dogs (need help? see Campbell page 1159)
Which of the following would have the least impact on the macroclimate?
A tree falling in the middle of a forest (regardless of whether or not anyone was around to hear it)
The tilt of the earth's axis shifting (imagine it was hit by very, very large space debris)
Earth's spontaneous combustion (need help? see Campbell page 1155)
What is the main difference between a desert and a tundra?
A desert is a terrestrial biome, but a tundra is an aquatic biome
A desert has higher annual mean precipitation than a tundra
The annual mean temperature in a desert is a lot more than a tundra
There is less fauna in a desert than in a tundra
Deserts haz mOre reindeer : D (need help? see campbell page 1167, 1168, and 1169)
Which of the following is the primary cause for the changing seasons on Earth?
Earth's elliptical pattern as it moves around the sun has a major axis up to 100 times the length of it's minor axis
The movement patterns of other planets as they circle the sun
The tilt of the Earth's axis
Voodoo (need help? see Campbell page 1156)
In Aquatic Biomes, the Littoral zone is to the Limnetic zone as...
Intertidal zone and neritic zone are to oceanic zone
Photic zone is to Aphotic zone
Benthic zone is to Pelagic zone
Photic zone is to Benthic zone
Apples are to Orangutans (need help? see Campbell page 1160 for diagram 52. 16)
During what season does a thermocline form in lakes?
Is the answer in that Rent song? Shouldn't 'Love' always be the answer? Seasons of Loooooooove! (need help? see Campbell page 1161)
Which biome covers approximately 70% of Earth's surface?
Temperate Broadleaf Forest
Oceanic Pelagic Zone
Fast food restaurants (need help? see Campbell page 1164)
Which of the following characteristics does NOT apply to a Chaparral biome?
High diversity of small mammals and plants
Woody plants with tough evergreen leaves to fight droughts
Rainy winters and dry summers
Hot summers with cool springs, winters, and falls
All of the above are characteristics of Chaparral biomes (need help? see Campbell page 1169)
Which of the following terrestrial biomes has the greatest diversity of animals?
The abyssal zone (need help? see Campbell page 1168-1171)
Which of the following cannot be tracked in a pattern or cycle?
Rotation about the sun
Global air circulation
All of the above can be tracked (need help? see Campbell pages 1155-1157)
Which of the following matches its description?
Intertidal Zones : a zone of shallow water where sharks are often found
Coniferous trees : cone-bearing trees in Northern forests where herb and shrub diversity is greater than temperate broadleaf forests
Microclimate : climate patterns on regional and local levels such as tsunamis and droughts
Marine Benthic Zone : receives little light, but chemoautrophes thrive
None of the above match their description (need help? see Campbell pages 1155, 1164-1165, and 1170)
The best class ever!
The study of life!
Full of life lessons (get it, the study of life ;D... oops, gave away the answer).
All of the above : )
Crap, I have no idea (need help? see Campbell pages iii - I-54)
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