Living in the Environment 16th Edition Chapter Review and Vocabulary

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Describe the (a) carbon (b)nitrogen (c) phosphorous and (d) sulfur cycles and

describe how human activities are affecting each cycle.



Vocabulary Words

Genetic diversity

Habitat

Ecosystem

Biosphere

Troposphere

Stratosphere

Hydrosphere

Geosphere

Trophic level

Autrotrophs

Heterotrophs

Decomposers

Detritivores

Biomass

Ecological efficiency

Pyramid of energy flow

Biogeochemical cycles



Practice Questions – Chapter 4

Biodiversity and Evolution

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What are the four major components of biological diversity? What is the

importance of biodiversity?

What is an endemic species? Why is it vulnerable to extinction? Distinguish

between mass extinction and background extinction.

What is species diversity? Distinguish between species richness and species

diversity and give an example of each.

Describe the “Theory of Island Biogeography”. Illustrate your answer.

What is an “ecological niche”? Distinguish between generalist species and

specialist species and give an example of each.

What are the reasons that the amphibians are vanishing? List some reasons

why we should protect them.

Describe the role of a beaver as a foundation species.

Give three reasons why we should protect sharks from being driven to

extinction.



Vocabulary Words

Biological evolution

Natural selection

Adaptive trait

Differential reproduction

Speciation

Geographic isolation

Reproductive isolation

Genetic
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