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Human Ecology Quiz 1


Bio-geochemical Cycles 
Quiz I

Problem set I

Ecology Test 
Test 1   Test 2
Test 3   Test 4
Test 5   Test 6
Test 7   Test 8
Test 9   M/C 

Energy Calculation 
Quiz 1   Quiz 2

Human Ecology  
Quiz 1   Quiz 2
Quiz 3   

Population Dynamics 
Quiz 1   Quiz 2
Quiz 3   Quiz 4
Quiz 5   Quiz 6


Part A
  1. renewable resources a) ____ a change in a population lifestyle from agriculture to urban industrial living
  2. non-renewable resources b) ____the continued erosion of topsoil and the formation of deserts on grazing lands
  3. sustainable yield c) ____ the changes in the vegetation in an ecosystem that occur over time as each species creates conditions unfavourable for their own seedlings
  4. succession d) ____ a living resource that can be produced again
  5. technological revolution e) ____ a change in a population lifestyle from hunting and gathering to domestication of animals and cultivation of crops
  6. industrial revolution f) ____ the accidental capture of an unwanted species
  7. agricultural revolution g) ____ the effect of a human activity on a natural environment
  8. desertification h) ____ the change in a population lifestyle to processing and communication of information
  9. environmental impact i) ____ a non-living finite resource that once exhausted cannot be made again
  10. genetic library j) ____ a balance between the level of production and use of a resource that can be maintained indefinitely
  11. accidental take k) ____ a collection of genetic material available for selective breeding


Part B: 

  1. greenhouse effect a) ____ a chemical that kills pests
  2. greenhouse gas b) ____ nutrient enrichment of water
  3. eutrophication c) ____ a nutrient-poor body of water
  4. chlorofluorocarbons d) ____ a non-visible component of sunlight that causes sunburn and induces skin cancer
  5. ultraviolet radiation e) ____ an increase in the amount of heat trapped in the earth's atmosphere due to an increase in the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
  6. polychlorinated biphenyl f) ____ an organic compound that causes the breakdown of ozone
  7. dioxin g) ____ a gas such as carbon dioxide that traps heat that would otherwise dissipate from the earth's surface
  8. acid precipitation h) ____ a chemical that kills unwanted plants
  9. pesticides i) ____ a highly toxic group of compounds that form as combustion by-products
  10. herbicides j) ____ a group of substances that has been shown to cause damage to genetic material
  11. oligotrophic k) ____ precipitation that has a pH of less than 5, usually formed as a result of industrial pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxides reacting with water vapour to create sulfuric acid and nitric acid