Sustainability Definitions And Issues.

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Sustainability Definitions And Issues.

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  • 1. 
    Three key areas of sustainability are...
    • A. 

      Political, energy and recycling

    • B. 

      Economic, social and political

    • C. 

      Social, environmental and economic

    • D. 

      Recycling, biodiversity and social

  • 2. 
    When choosing a sustainability project you should think locally and act globally
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    A practical sustainability science biodiversity project could include...
    • A. 

      Examining biodiversity in the Daintree Rainforest.

    • B. 

      Examining biodiversity in a local park.

    • C. 

      Examining biodiversity in the world's oceans.

    • D. 

      Looking at the effect of plastic waste on marine life.

  • 4. 
    A practical sustainability science project on a farm would probably not include...
    • A. 

      Looking at how to use water more efficiently.

    • B. 

      Looking at how to minimise use of pesticides and herbicides.

    • C. 

      Looking at the effect of GM crops on market price.

    • D. 

      Looking at the effect of farming methods on the number of bird species in an area.

  • 5. 
    Aquaponics (the farming of fish in artificial pond-like environments) can be seen as sustainable because...
    • A. 

      It is an additional income stream for struggling farmers.

    • B. 

      It recycles nutrients which would otherwise go to waste.

    • C. 

      Its prime purpose is to restock local streams.

    • D. 

      It often involves the use of antibiotics to combat disease, ensuring healthy fish.

  • 6. 
    A sustainablity science project in fisheries management is not likely to include which of the following...
    • A. 

      Research into how cod numbers have changed over time and matching this to the conditions in which they have had to survive over that time.

    • B. 

      Research into how re-snagging of the river has affected cod numbers by assessing numbers where this has occurred.

    • C. 

      Research anecdotes from local fishermen about how fish numbers and species have changed over time.

    • D. 

      Assessing which bait Murray cod are least likely to bite on.

  • 7. 
    A sustainability science project in tree management might include which of the following (tick all good choices).
    • A. 

      Recording how the number of trees in a given area affect tree growth rates.

    • B. 

      Researching the affect of rainfall (or lack of) on tree growth.

    • C. 

      Researching what influence high water tables can have on growth of different species.

    • D. 

      Researching what effect stands of trees have on birdlife in an area.

  • 8. 
    Farming can be more sustainable if soil conditions are improved. Improving soil conditions means improving the structure and balance of the soil.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In science it is important to that we have measurements to base our analysis on. If we were to assess the health of the Murray river. Which of the following factors would be a direct measurement of the health of the river?
    • A. 

      Type of macroinvertebrates present.

    • B. 

      Physical factors like turbidity, pH and amount of dissolved oxygen in the water.

    • C. 

      Number of boats on the river.

    • D. 

      The amount of litter on the river bank and how this affects wildlife.

  • 10. 
    The Murray River varies through the year. It can be measured by...
    • A. 

      River height in metres above sea level.

    • B. 

      Flow in megalitres per day.

    • C. 

      Turbidity (cloudiness of the water).

    • D. 

      Temperature of the water.

  • 11. 
    Plants in the Australian bush...
    • A. 

      Flower throughout the year.

    • B. 

      Flower only following rain.

    • C. 

      All flower in Spring

    • D. 

      Flower at the same time

  • 12. 
    A farm cropping plan could include... (tick all possible answers)
    • A. 

      Crop rotation calendar

    • B. 

      Crop height

    • C. 

      Seed and fertiliser use per hectare

    • D. 

      Harvest in kg per hectare

    • E. 

      Fuel use per season

    • F. 

      Rainfall records

    • G. 

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