Unit Test 1 Review

 

Environmental Understanding, Ethics & Philosophy

Key Vocabulary
Anthropocentric
Global Warming
Deforestation
Overpopulation
NIMBY
Pollution

Review Questions
1. What is the present world population?
2. Which countries are the most populated?
3. What percentage of people are considered wealthy and acutely poor?
4. What are some of the biggest threats to our environment today?

 

Biodiversity

Key Vocabulary
Biodiversity
Captive Breeding
Endangered species
Endangered Species Act (ESA)
Exotic species
Extinction
Gene Pool
HIPPO
International Wildlife Treaties Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES)
Introduced Species
Invasive species
Island Biogeography
Keystone Species
Lacey Act
Threatened species
Vulnerable species

Essential Questions
1. How do the mass extinctions in the pass differ from the rate of biodiversity loss experienced today?
2. What are the different forms of biodiversity?
3. What is the greatest threat to biodiversity?
4. What characteristics do most endangered species share in common?
5. What is the impact of fragmentation on biodiversity?
6. The Endangered Species Act (ESA) identifies threatened and endangered species in the US and puts their protection ahead of what kind of considerations?
7. What are some examples of success stories of once endangered species?
8. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) lists species that cannot be traded in what form?
9. Why do invasive species have such a field day in their new environment?
10. What are some examples of endangered and extinct species?
11. Which taxonomic group does the greatest number of known species belong to?
12. What is the best way to protect animals that are endangered?

 

Land Use

Key Vocabulary
Clearcutting
Closed canopy
Deforestation
Desertification
Environmental Impact Statement
(Federal Land Policy and Management Act)
(National Environmental Policy Act)
Old Growth Forest
Open canopy
Overgrazing
Rangeland Management
Selective Cutting/ logging
Sustainable Forestry
Tree plantations
(Wilderness Act)

Essential Questions
1. What is the largest sector of use and habitat distribution of the world's land today?
2. What are some of the negative results of deforestation?
3. What are the advantages of forest fires?
4. What ecosystem services do forest provide?
5. What are the pros and cons of leaving dead trees in the forest?
6. What are the two biggest uses of forest products and know the related statistics?
7. What are the best methods of sustainable forestry? 
8. What are the worst methods of harvesting trees?
9. What are the best methods of rangeland management?
10, What are the negative impacts of overgrazing?

 

Biological Communities and Species Interaction

Key Vocabulary
Abundance
Adaptation
Climax community
Commensalism
Competition
Competitive Exclusion
Community
Diversity
Ecological succession
Ecosystem
Ecotone
Edge Effect
Evolution
Fragmentation
Gause's principle
Genetic Drift
Habitat
Indicator Species
Interspecific Competion
Intraspecific Competion
Keystone species
Limiting factor
Mutualism
Natural selection
Niche
Optimum range
Parasitism
Physiological
Pioneer species
Population
Predation
Primary productivity
Primary succession
Producers
Range of Tolerance
Realized niche
Resilience
Resource partitioning
Richness
Secondary succession
Selective pressure
Species
Succession
Tolerance limits
Critical Limiting Factor
Stability

Review Questions
1. What are the various stages of ecological succession in our area?
2. What are the main types of species interactions?
3. How does competitive exclusion change the two competing organisms?
4. What are the two most limiting factors for primary productivity?
5. How is gross primary productivity different from net primary productivity?
6. What limits species abundance?
7. What factors influence community diversity?
8. How do abundance and diversity change in relation to latitude?
9. What are the differences between primary and secondary succession?
10. Give examples of the differences between how primary versus secondary succession begins.
11. What percent of all species that ever existed are now extinct?