Ecology Vocabulary and Reading Assignment #2

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Ecology Vocabulary and Reading Assignment #2

Please define the following words according to the requirements for your vocabulary notebook:

Agriculture

Nonrenewable resource

Suburban sprawl

Sustainable use

Renewable resource

Soil erosion Desertification

Deforestation

Biodiversity

Aquaculture

Ecosystem diversity

Smog Pollutant

Species diversity

Acid rain

Genetic diversity

Extinction Endangered species

Conservation

Habitat fragmentation

Ozone layer Global warming

Invasive species

Then, read each section of Chapter 6 and answer the questions below. Remember, you should write the question and the answer on the RIGHT SIDE of your vocab notebook for full credit!

Sections 6-1 and 6-2 (Should be completed by November 9 th

)

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

List three types of human activities that can affect the biosphere. For each activity, give one environmental cost and one benefit.

What did agriculture provide that changed the course of human history?

Name three results of the Industrial Revolution.

What is the difference between a renewable and a nonrenewable resource?

List two human activities that affect land resource and explain the changes that can result. Do the same for air and water resources.

Sections 6-3 and 6-4 (Should be completed by November 13 th

)

6.

7.

8.

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

Why is biodiversity worth preserving?

List four different ways in which humans are decreasing biodiversity?

What is the focus of conservation biologists worldwide?

Explain the relationship between habitat size and species diversity.

Name one plant and one animal that are considered invasive species. How do they damage the ecosystem?

What are two major global changes affecting the biosphere today?

Why is the ozone layer important to living things?

How could a worldwide increase in temperature affect organisms?

This vocab assignment is due November 16

th

and 17

th

, 2015.

Please note, we will test on Chapters 5 and 6 on November 16 th

and 17 th

, therefore there is NO GRACE

PERIOD!

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