GEOG 1111: Physical Geography

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GEOG 1111: Physical Geography
Fall 2011
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trophic level
autotroph
keystone species
biological diversity
genetic diversity
habitat diversity
species diversity
keystone species
biological evolution
food chain
autotrophs
detrivores
herbivores
carnivores
omnivores
Culture
Paleopathologist
Desertification
Active layer
Permafrost
Continental shelf
intensive subsistence agriculture
Intercropping
plantation system
commercial agriculture system
El Nino Famine Belt
Undernourishment
Malnourishment
Chronic hunger
Forage
Rangeland
Pasture
Aquaculture
Mariculture
Agroecosystem
Grain amaranth
crambe
The Green Revolution
Agroforestry
salinization
Terminator gene
Hybridization
II. Short Answer:
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Name and describe 4 of the factors that increase biodiversity.
Name and describe 4 of the factors that decrease biodiversity.
Explain how some New World ant species conduct agriculture and domestication.
Are humans the only animals that use tools? Give 2 other examples.
How were humans able to adapt to new environments?
Name and describe 2 pros and 2 cons of the rise of agriculture.
Name 3 crops that originated in the New World and 3 crops that originated in the Old
World.
8. Name and describe the 3 global zones of human population.
9. Name the 5 Frontier Environments we discussed in class. What are some of the
problems facing the environments?
10. Is it possible for all Chinese citizens to eat as well as westerners? Explain.
11. Name and describe the 3 traditional subsistence systems
12. The most populous domesticated animal in the world is what?
13. What are the world’s 5 most important crops?
14. Name and describe the 6 ways agroecosystems differ from natural systems.
15. What are the 4 qualities that high-quality agricultural soil has?
16. Describe the 4 stages in the history of agriculture
17. Give 5 problems associated with the Green Revolution.
18. Organic farming is typically considered to have what 3 qualities.
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Attach notes taken from the Current Events lecture on 10/6/11 and the question sheet
from Strange Days on Planet Earth shown 10/11/11
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