REVIEW FOR ECOLOGY FINAL EXAM Test will consist of 80 multiple choice and 2 short answers Chapter 1: Environmental Science A Global Perspective Make sure you know the following vocabulary terms: Ecology Environment 1. 2. 3. 4. Define a non-renewable resource and make sure you know examples of them. Define a renewable resource and make sure you know examples of them. Define a natural resource and make sure you know examples of them. What are the environmental problems our earth faces? Chapter 2: Living things in Ecosystems Make sure you know the following vocabulary terms: Biotic Factor Abiotic Factor Species Community Organism Ecosystem Habitat Biosphere Adaptation Population Niche Natural Selection 1. Know the difference between a produce, a consumer, and decomposer 2. Know the difference between predation, competition, mutualism, parasitism, commensalisms and examples of each. 3. Know the difference between an omnivore, a carnivore and a herbivore 4. How much energy is passed on to each trophic level? 5. Know how a food chain and food web works. Chapter 4: Kinds of Ecosystems 1. Know the major biomes and what you will find in each (general animals and plants). 2. Where on the world map would you find each biome? 3. What are the environmental concerns (if any) of the biomes? Chapter 5: Water and Air Make sure you know the following vocabulary terms: Watershed Pollution Desalinization 1. What causes water and air pollution? 2. What are some effects of water and air pollution? Aquifer Chapter 7: Atmosphere and Climate 1. Know the layers of the atmosphere and what you can find/occurs in each. 2. What are the four factors that help determine the climate of a region? 3. What are the gases that make up the atmosphere and their relative percentages? 4. Know where CFC’s can be found. 5. Know the different kinds of greenhouse gases. 6. Know what global warming is and the cause and effects of it. 7. What is causing the hole in the ozone layer and what are the effects of having that hole? Chapter 11: Energy 1. Differentiate between renewable resources and nonrenewable resources. 2. What are fossil fuels? Where did they come from? What are the results of burning them? 3. What are alternative energy sources? 4. What are some ways to conserve energy? Fall Ecology/Nature Walk Make sure you know information about Minnesota native plants for example: Oak, Sumac , Maple, Sensitive Fern 1. How much of a tree is alive? 2. What is lake turnover? 3. What are examples of animals that hibernate over the winter? 4. What are invasive species and what are some examples? 5. What is lichen? 6. What causes plants to turn color in the fall? Water Quality Testing of Rice Creek 1. Why did we collect macroinvertebrates in Rice Creek? 2. What did the number of invertebrate families mean? 3. What does tolerance of invertebrates have to do with the health of the habitat?