Review Sheet for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA
Review Sheet for ECOL 406R with Professor Bonine at UA
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Bonine and Gerst ECOL 406R506R Fall 2005 Conservation Biology 10 November 2005 Suggested Review Topics for Third MidTerm Exam 75 points on Thursday 17 November 2005 Please review your readings including VanDyke text chapters 58 and lecture notes for material through 10 November Your exam will take place in two parts The first will be a typical individual exam which should take you about 4550 minutes The second part will be about 2025 minutes in groups of four students on a short set of additional questions See your syllabus for grading details 25 October 2005 Global Climate Change 1 pW QMer N 11 12 What are the four main green house gases Which of these have we altered the most in the last 200 years Which of these has the longest atmospheric residence time A one inch increase in sea level is predicted to lead to how much beach loss What is a drunken forest and what causes this phenomenon All of the ve hottest years on record have occurred since How does albedo feedback contribute to loss of glaciers or polar ice caps What effect has global warming had on polar bears Explain the greenhouse effect How much has global surface air temperature changed in the past 150 years What is phenology Why is this a useful concept when addressing biological effects of global climate change What might happen to biological communities atop the sky islands of southern Arizona if mean annual temperatures increase here What did the Hayhoe et al 2004 article conclude will happen to California with future global climate change Does everyplace on the planet respond the same way to the current global climate uctations 01 November 2005 Global Climate Change Aquatic Conservation 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 How is leaf stomatal density correlated with changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration How does the feeding and reproductive biology of black guillemots become altered by changes in global climate How do we know Does burning fossil fuel add more C12 or C13 to the atmosphere What do the plants collected by Lewis and Clark indicate about carbon isotopes in preindustrial North America What is MSY How is it related to the logistic growth curve What percentage of world fish stocks are in decline Define bycatch How much bycatch is typically associated with the shrimp harvest industry not farmed Is shrimp farming better for the environment than trawling Give an example of mariculture What are the pros and cons of such an approach What is a Marine Protected Area 23 24 Bonine and Gerst ECOL 406R506R Fall 2005 What are three neat biological facts about hydrothermal vents What is marine snow 03 November 2005 Bob Steidl Science Behind SDCP 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 How are NEPA and the ESA relevant to the SDCP Section 10 permit Why did the Steidl indicate that the Science Advisory Team wanted their procedures processes and data to be transparent and available to the public Why did they settle on a speciesbased approach Why are rare or common species not helpful in deciding which land to try to protect Are riparian areas important for biodiversity in Pima County Are the maps of species distributions based on con rmed sightings in each of these areas Why or why not How many species potential ranges were overlapped to come up with the basis of the proposed conservation map What role to monitoring and adaptive management play in the SDCP How do you think the monitoring of the efficacy of the SDCP be carried out Why What does Steidl think about this issue What are wildcat developments How will the SDCP save Pima County money Why are developers in favor of the SDCP 08 November 2005 Aquatic Conservation Terrestrial Conservation 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 Justify the emphasis placed on conserving wetlands How is a wetland defined Define limnology Distinguish between 1entic and lotic Define eutrophication Define oligotrophic Discuss the above two terms in the context of biological succession What are two effects of acidification of inland waters Give on example each of point and nonpoint sources of pollution Compare remedial and preventative management of freshwater and wetlands When and where was the Ramsar Convention convened What did it address Explain IBI generally When was the clean water act Describe three challenges to effective international marine conservation Describe three threats to the Giant Salmon of Mongolia How could you link the Thomas Report 1990 about Northern Spotted Owls and the Ramsar Convention Is there a mutually agreed upon definition of ecosystem management How would you define ecosystem management 10 November 2005 Guy McPherson Four Spikes 52 53 What are the four spikes What can be done at the personal family community national and global levels to alleviate each of these four spikes 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 Suerte Bonine and Gerst ECOL 406R506R Fall 2005 How does the positive discount rate affect conservation biology What are the implications of a steadystate economy What is the real cost of gasoline Why do we pay 2 gallon at the pump How much water is required to put a pound of beef on my dinner plate What is the total value of oil in the middle east What lesson could we take away from the Biosphere 11 experience near Oracle AZ What is the average ratio that developed countries spend on foreign aid vs military expenditures How was this different before 1980 Why is McPherson optimistic Why does it take 15 gallons of gasoline to make 1 gallon of ethanol Is global climate change altering the frequency or severity of violent weather Why did McPherson introduce many german terms in his lecture What increase in average American automobile fuel economy would make up for the oil available in ANWR What proportion of the products of photosynthesis do humans control or manipulate How does the total number of nonhuman great apes compare to the number of humans born each day What percentage of the world s population lives on 3day or less True or false educating girls increases the number of children they have What is the 5Lh spike that McPherson talked about adding to the list Why
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