Biology Reading Notes Outline Name:______________________________ Chapter 6: Humans in the Biosphere

Biology Reading Notes Outline
Chapter 6: Humans in the Biosphere
Period: _________ Date: _____________
Read Chapter 6. As you do so, take notes on the following topics on a separate piece of
notebook paper. You will have to study these for tests, so do not just “answer” the topic
questions below- write out the info in an outline format that contains the detail needed to
understand what the topic is and what it means. Leave space between each topic so you can
add to the notes during in-class lectures.
Ch. 6.1- A Changing Landscape
1. Describe and give specific examples of how human activities such as Agriculture,
Development, and Industrial Growth affect Earth.
2. What are renewable and nonrenewable resources? Provide examples of each.
Ch. 6.2- Using Resources Wisely
What is a pollutant?
Define point source pollution and give examples.
Define nonpoint source pollution and give examples.
What are the primary sources of water pollution?
Explain biological magnification.
a. What are some pollutants that can be concentrated in tissues up the food chain?
b. Discus effects of pollutants as their concentrations increase.
c. Why is mercury a concern?
6. What respiratory illnesses are affected by air pollution?
7. What are some common forms of air pollution?
a. Describe smog and its effects on the atmosphere and human health.
b. How does acid rain form and what damage can it do?
8. How are greenhouse gases affecting our atmosphere and subsequently the planet?
Ch. 6.3- Biodiversity
1. What is biodiversity?
2. How are humans influencing biodiversity?
Ch. 6.4- Meeting Ecological Challenges
What is an ecological footprint?
What factors does an ecological footprint take into account?
What is a “footprint” calculation used for?
Describe the ozone layer and why it is significant.
How did “changing behavior” address the global issue of the hole in the ozone?
What are the forms of physical evidence of climate change?