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Unit 2: Sustainability And Biodiversity: Multiple Choice

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1.  What is an example of stewardship?
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2.  What is an example of bottom-up population regulation?
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3.  Which factor best explains why the human population has grown so rapidly over the last 1000 years?
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4.  When a population is maintained at its carrying capacity, it is said to be:
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5.  What process may explain the decline in the number of tonnes of fish caught?
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6.  Food, space, disease, natural disaters, climate, competition and predation are example of what?
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7.  Which example is an ethical reason for the practice of stewardship?
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8.  Which pair of organisms displays mutualism?
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9.  The unexplained disapperance or diminished ability of a beehive to support itself is known as:
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10.  Which is not a benefit of maintaining sustainable forest ecosystems?
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11.  In a kelp forest ecosystem, which species is a keystone species?
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12.  Limiting factos do not control carrying capacity.  Ex. Flying squirrels depend on holes in dead trees, local populations are affected if the removal of dead timber reduces the number of holes.
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13.  Urban sprawl affects the carrying capacity of an ecosystem.
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14.  Expontential growth is accelerated growth that produces a J-shaped curve when the population is graphed against time.
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15.  Examples of population growth:
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16.  Intensification means adding new levels upward instead of outward.
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17.  The intensification policy:
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18.  Carrying capacity is the size of a population that can be indefinitely supported by the available measures and resources of the ecosystem.
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19.  Humans have figured out a way to increase the carrying capacity of their ecosystem:
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20.  The top three ecological footprints in the world are:
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21.  Sustainability is the use of a resource that doesn't cause long term depletion of the resource or affect the diversity of the ecosystem.
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22.  Resources and limiting factors are the only things that control the population of organisms.
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23.  How do organisms help to control their own population?
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24.  More than one species can occupy the exact same ecological niche or provide the exact same services to their ecosystem.
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25.  Ecological niches include:
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26.  Bottom-up population regulation: A shortage in the plant resource at the base of the food chain causes declines in the animals in the higher trophic levels.
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27.  Top-down population regulation: The population of prey increases, therefore the population of predators increases. However, eventually the prey will decrease and predators will also decrease.
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28.  How can competition limit the size of a population?
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29.  Competition can influence the niches and populations of competing species.
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30.  What is an example of mutualism gone bad?
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31.  Parasitism usually harms their hosts to some extent, therefore the relationship is good for the parasite and not for the host. However there are a few expectations, one of these is:
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