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9.Section 11-5. What is the key concept for this section? Describe the major threats to the world’s rivers and other freshwater systems. Explain how invasions of nonnative species are threatening the Great Lakes. What are some ways to help sustain river systems?  What are three ways to protect freshwater habitats.
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4.What is deforestation and what parts of the world are experiencing the greatest forest losses?  List some major harmful environmental effects of deforestation. Describe the encouraging news about deforestation in the United States.  Explain how increased reliance on tree plantations can reduce overall forest biodiversity and degrade forest topsoil. How.
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4.Why should you be concerned about jellyfish populations taking over large areas of the ocean? Why can jellyfish be considered an indicator species, and what does the explosion of jelly fish populations indicate about marine ecosystems? What are three things you would do to try to slow the changes in.
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4.Define fishery.  What are three major harmful effects of overfishing? Describe the effects of trawler fishing, purse- seine fishing, longlining, and drift-net fishing. What is bycatch? What is a fishprint?   Summarize the collapse of the Atlantic cod fishery.  Explain how marine mammals are threatened by overfishing and give an example..
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6.Section 10-3. What is the key concept for this section? Distinguish between rangelands and pastures.  What is overgrazing and what are its harmful environmental effects?  What are three ways to reduce overgrazing and use rangelands more sustainably?  Explain why there is a growing conflict between grazing and urban development in.
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3.Identify similarities and differences between individual versus group decision making. 4.Compare decision making versus problem solving. Determine whether or not it makes sense to distinguish the two from one another. 5.Define decision style and describe why it is important to consider in the decision-making process. .
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Examine this data released by the World Resources Institute and answer the following questions: Country Total Land Area in square kilometers (square miles) Protected Area as per cent of total land area (2003) Total number of Known Breeding Bird Species (1992-2002) Number of Threatened Breeding Bird Species (2002) Threatened Breeding Bird Species as per cent of Total.
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1.Core Case Study.  Summarize the story of Costa Rica’s efforts to preserve its rich biodiversity. 2.Section 10-1. What are the two key concepts for this section? Distinguish among an old-growth forest, a second- growth forest, and a tree plantation (tree farm or commercial forest). What major ecological and economic benefits do.
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A fishprint provides a measure of a country’s fish harvest in terms of area. The unit of area used in fishprint analysis is the global hectare (gha), a unit weighted to reflect the relative ecological productivity of the area fished. When compared with the fishing area’s sustainable biocapacity, its ability.
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3.Give two examples of threats to aquatic systems from invasive species and two examples of the same for freshwater systems. What are two harmful effects on aquatic systems resulting from the increase in the human population in coastal areas?  Give two examples of how pollution is affecting aquatic systems.  What.
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5.Section 11-2. What is the key concept for this section? How have laws and treaties been used to help sustain aquatic species?  What is the main problem that interferes with enforcing international agreements?  Describe international efforts to protect whales from overhunting and premature extinction.  How can economic incentives help sustain.
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Use the table below to answer the questions. Country Area of tropical rain forest (square kilometers) Area of deforestation per year (square kilometers) Annual rate of tropical forest loss A 1,800,000 50,000 B     55,000   3,000 C     22,000   6,000 D   530,000 12,000 E      80,000     700 1. What is the annual rate of tropical rain forest loss, as a percentage of total forest area, in.
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1.Why could sea turtles (Core Case Study) be considered indicator species? What does the plight of the world’s sea turtles indicate about the ways in which we treat marine ecosystems? 2.Write a short essay describing how each of the six factors summarized by HIPPCO has affected sea turtles (Core Case Study).
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6.Explain how marine protected areas and marine reserves to help sustain aquatic biodiversity and ecosystem services. What are marine hotspots? What percentage of the world’s oceans is strictly protected from harmful human activities in marine reserves? Summarize the contributions of Sylvia Earle to the protection of aquatic biodiversity. Give two.
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1.How are information systems used at Norfolk Southern to support decision making? 2.What type of information is accessible through the visualization applications? 3.What type of information support is provided through accessNS? 4.How does Norfolk Southern use the data warehouse for HR applications? 5.Can the same data warehouse be used for business intelligence and optimization .
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7.Section 10-4. What is the key concept for this section? What are the major environmental threats to national parks in the world and in the United States? Why are many U.S. national parks considered to be threatened islands of biodiversity? Describe some of the ecological effects of reintroducing the gray.
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8.How should nature reserves be designed and managed? What is the buffer zone concept? What is a biosphere reserve? Describe what Costa Rica has done to identify and protect much of its biodiversity. What is wilderness and why is it important? Summarize the controversy over protecting wilderness in the United.
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7.Section 11-3. What is the key concept for this section? Describe three ways to estimate the sizes of fish populations and list their limitations. How can the precautionary principle help in managing fisheries and large marine systems? What are catch-share and co-management systems and how can they help to sustain.
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3.Explain how building roads into previously inaccessible forests can harm the forests.  Distinguish among selective cutting, clear-cutting, and strip cutting in the harvesting of trees. What are the major advantages and disadvantages of clear- cutting forests?  What are two types of forest fires? What are some possible ecological benefits of.
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10.What is ecological restoration?  What are four approaches to restoration? Describe the science-based, four-point strategy for carrying out ecological restoration and rehabilitation. Describe the ecological restoration of the Guanacaste National Park in Costa Rica. Define and give three examples of reconciliation ecology. What are this chapter’s three big ideas? Explain.
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1.Core Case Study. Describe the status of sea turtles and explain how human activities are threatening their existence. 2.Section 11-1. What is the key concept for this section? How much do we know about the habitats and species that make up the earth’s aquatic biodiversity?  What are three general patterns of.
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