Ecology Exam 1 Study Guide

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The subalpine life zone in Colorado:A. occurs above 11,400 feet in elevationB. above the grasslands...
E. b & dabove the grasslands life zone has greater precipitation than the foothills life...
Deciduous plants are more likely found in:A. DesertB. Tropical rainforestC. GrasslandD. Temperate...
D. Temperate Forest
Ecology is the study of how:A. atoms make up the environment.B. humans affect the environment.C....
C. organisms interact with each other and their nonliving environment.
What is the correct sequence of these ecological areas from largest to smallest?Ecosystem,...
E. C & DBiome, Landscape, Ecosystem, Community, Population  Biome, Ecosystem, Community,...
Precipitation and temperature are generally the limiting factor that controls the vegetative...
D. A, B & CBiomesEcosystemsHabitat

imageThe soil horizon that contains mineral soil and little organic matter is:A. A.B. B.C....
B
The process of desertification is increased by:A. poor agricultural practicesB. overgrazingC....
all of the above poor agricultural practicesovergrazingeconomic conditions
Carrying capacityA. measures stream flow and the ability to move sedimentB. how much air pollution...
C. how many individuals an ecosystem can contain without negatively impacting the environment
Exponential growth graphically represents:A. rapidly increasing populationsB. carrying capacityC....
A. rapidly increasing populations
Tragedy of the commons refers to:A. common resources are used up the fastestB. rare resources...
C. common resources are abused because they occur everywhere
El Nino can effect weather in Colorado becauseA. it reverses current flow in the South PacificB....
A. it reverses current flow in the South Pacific
Ecosystems function through the interaction of:A. Producers, consumers and abiotic elementsB....
A. Producers, consumers and abiotic elements
Alpine Tundra versus Arctic TundraA. has abundant available moistureB. has deep permafrostC....
C. has shallow soils
The most permeable soil will be:A. ClayB. LoamC. SandD. DustE. a mix of sand with loam
C. Sand
The majority of deserts in the world occur:A. near the tropic of CancerB along the equatorC....
A. near the tropic of Cancer
There is more precipitation at higher elevations because:A. warm air risesB. water condenses...
D. A & Bwarm air rises water condenses from cooler air more than from warm air
Salinization such as found throughout the West is the result of:A. evaporationB. nitrates in...
D. A & Cevaporationclosed basins

From the image choose the appropriate letter to answer the questions below.On the soil formation...
C

From the image choose the appropriate letter to answer the questions below. On the soil...
C

From the image choose the appropriate letter to answer the questions below.On the soil formation...
B

From the image choose the appropriate letter to answer the questions below.On the soil formation...
A
All of the brown tree frogs and green tree frogs living in the same area would be part of the...
B. Falsethey are apart of the same community but they are not the same population because of...
There is greater diversity in forests than in grasslands due to:a. seasonal differences.b....
d. vertical structure.
Soil textures with moderate physical and chemical properties includea. silt and loam.b. sand...
a. silt and loam.
The dissolving of material from the upper layers of the soil and its movement to lower horizons...
d. leaching.
Topsoil contains all of the following excepta. plant roots.b. humus.c. freshly fallen leaves.d....
c. freshly fallen leaves.
Daily weather patterns in the Front Range of Colorado are strongly influenced by:a. cool air...
e. c and dwarm air rising into the mountains. humidity levels in Denver.
The most important factor in determining which biome is found in a particular area isa. soil...
d. climate.
Which of the following statements is false?a. About one-third of the solar energy hitting the...
c. About one-third of the solar energy hitting the earth warms the land and lower atmosphere,...
A community of living organisms interacting with one another and the physical and chemical...
b. an ecosystem
There is greater available water in the lower montane that in the subalpine due to?a. Greater...
c. Longer growing season
Which of the following microclimate effects is incorrectly described?a. The leeward sides of...
d. Cities tend to have lower temperatures and higher wind speeds than the surrounding countryside.
Climate and vegetation primarily vary witha. latitude only.b. altitude only.c. latitude and...
c. latitude and altitude.
Trees of wet tropical rain forests tend to bea. succulent plants.b. broad-leaf evergreen plants.c....
b. broad-leaf evergreen plants.
You read the data records of a field ecologist who reports the following varieties of species:...
c. temperate grassland.
Which of the following describes where a natural grassland would most likely be found?a. where...
d. in the zone lying between forest and desert
Most of the nutrients in the tropical rain forests are found in thea. living organisms.b. large...
a. living organisms.
Mature temperate deciduous forests _____ than tropical rain forests.a. have more different...
c. have more plant life at ground level
Deserts are primarily located in the hot, tropical equatorial regions.a. TRUEb. FALSE
b. FALSE
At a population growth rate of 1.0% the worlds’ population will double in approximatelya....
d. 70 years


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