GEOG 1111: Physical Geography Exam 3 Study Guide Summer

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GEOG 1111: Physical Geography
Summer 2010
Exam 3 Study Guide
*** Attach the Strange Days on Planet Earth video sheet ***
I. Identify:
1. Soil
2. Residual parent material
3. Transported parent material
4. weathering
5. Leaching
6. Permafrost
7. Active layer
8. Sediment sink
9. Endangered species
10. Threatened species
11. Open space
12. Landscape ecology
13. SLOSS
14. Cambium
15. Commons
16. Strippled studfish
17. White fringeless orchid
18. Piedmont barren strawberry
19. Red-cockaded woodpecker
20. Eastern indigo snake
21. Gopher tortoise
22. Integrated conservation development projects
23. yellowstone
II. Short Answer:
24. Why would a valley bottom have better developed soils than a mountain slope?
25. Give the fertility characteristics of the following soil-forming regimes:
a. Tropical rain forest
b. Grassland soil
c. Desert soil
d. Temperate deciduous soil
e. Polar soils
f. Wetland soils
26. Explain how a Cropland Soil regime would be different from a natural one
27. Name and describe the 5 threats to soil resources
28. How is coastal sedimentation impacting the world’s coral reefs?
29. Name and describe the 5 most vulnerable species we discussed in class.
30. Why were Africans sometimes put on display with other primate in zoos during the 1800s
and early 1900s?
31. Name some reasons why people would grow trees.
32. What is the mission statement of the USDA Forest Service? The Park Service?
33. What is the difference between the Preservationist School and the Wise-Use School?
34. What are the 4 ways in which vegetation can impact the atmosphere?
35. We discussed 8 major forestry issues in class. Describe 4 of them.
36. Explain the “Tragedy of the Commons”. Give some examples of Common areas.
37. Describe 2 of the approaches to environmental policy.
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