Chapter 6 Biology 1

question

The wearing away of soil by wind and water:
answer

Soil erosion
question

The layer of the atmosphere that absorbs ultraviolet light
answer

Ozone
question

A resource that can regenerate and is there before replaceable
answer

Renewable
question

A mixture of chemicals that occurs as a haze in the atmosphere
answer

Smog
question

A way of using resources at a rate that does not deplete them:
answer

Sustainable use
question

The disappearance of species from all or part of its geographical range
answer

Extinction
question

A type of diversity that includes all forms of genetic information carried by all organisms
answer

Genetic diversity
question

Precipitation that contains drops of nitric and sulfuric acid:
answer

Acid rain
question

A type of substance foraging
answer

Hunting
question

A method of farming in which large fields are cleared and planted with a single crop year after year
answer

Monoculture
question

A practice that uses new intensive farming practices to increase food production:
answer

Green revolution
question

A mixture of either smoke and fog or chemicals and sunlight
answer

Smog
question

Fish farming:
answer

Aquaculture
question

A harmful material that can enter the biosphere through the air, land or water
answer

Pollutant
question

Loss of forests
answer

Deforestation
question

The practice of farming
answer

Agriculture
question

A variety of different habitats, communities, and ecological processes:
answer

Ecosystem diversity
question

A type of warming that shows the trend in increasing temperature of Earth
answer

Global warming
question

A resource that cannot be replenished by natural processes is called
answer

Nonrenewable
question

The sum total of the variety of organisms in the biosphere is called
answer

Biodiversity
question

Development that can split a habitat into smaller parts, in an effect known as
answer

Habitat fragmentation
question

Populations that are introduced into a new habitat and reproduce rapidly are known as
answer

Invasive species
question

The increasing concentration of a harmful substance in organisms at higher trophic levels in a food chain
answer

Biological magnification
question

What term is used to describe a species whose population is rapidly shrinking and might disappear completely?
answer

Endandgered
question

In ecology, what term is used to describe the wise management of natural resources
answer

Conservation

Get instant access to
all materials

Become a Member