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Solutions for Chapter 24.3: Relationships in Ecosystems
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
A slow motion of Earth’s axis that traces out a cone over a period of 26,000 years.
The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.
The angular distance north or south of the celestial equator denoting the position of a celestial body.
An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.
Buoyant plumes of hot, ashladen gases that can extend thousands of meters into the atmosphere.
The concept of an Earth-centered universe.
Refers to the common or characteristic shape of a crystal, or aggregate of crystals.
See H-R diagram.
A soil lacking horizons.
Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.
Metamorphic rocks that do not exhibit foliation.
Positive feedback mechanism
A feedback mechanism that enhances or drives change.
A variable star that pulsates in size and luminosity.
An igneous rock texture resulting from the consolidation of individual rock fragments that are ejected during a violent eruption.
A large, cool star of high luminosity; a star occupying the upper-right portion of the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
Seaward of the coast, this zone extends from the highest level of wave action during storms to the lowest tide level.
The relative proportions of clay, silt, and sand in a soil. Texture strongly influences the soil’s ability to retain and transmit water and air.
A term applied to the B horizon of a soil profile.
A measure of the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance; a measure of the average kinetic energy of individual atoms or molecules in a substance.
The concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the geologic past are essentially the same as those operating today