- 3.1: photic zoneaphotic zone
- 3.2: primary successionsecondary succession
- 3.3: taigatundra
- 3.4: biomeclimax community
- 3.5: estuaryintertidal zone
- 3.6: The removal of which of the following would have the biggest impact...
- 3.7: An undersea volcano erupts, creating a new island in the Gulf of Me...
- 3.8: The changes in communities that take place on the new island descri...
- 3.9: The photograph shows a forest in Washington state. The annual rainf...
- 3.10: Open Ended Select a biome and evaluate the effect of flood on that ...
- 3.11: Open Ended A population of catfish survives in a pond, but does not...
- 3.12: Open Ended Describe two limiting factors responsible for the desert...
- 3.13: Each year, fires occur naturally or are set in forests throughout t...
- 3.14: Explain Explain why you travel through several biomes when climbing...
- 3.15: Writing About Biology Beech trees and maple trees dominate a forest...
- 3.16: Explain Explain why the shallow parts of a lake have more sunlight,...
- 3.17: According to the graph, which biome would be expected when rainfall...
- 3.18: Which biome extends across the largest temperature variation? A. te...
- 3.19: Which biomes have the least productivity per square meter per year?...
- 3.20: Which biome occupies the smallest percent of Earths surface? A. tem...
- 3.21: Open Ended Describe how secondary succession in a forest differs fr...
- 3.22: Open Ended Explain how a swamp or marsh differs from other aquatic ...
Solutions for Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
Altitude (of the Sun)
The angle of the Sun above the horizon.
See Dry climate.
The level below which a stream cannot erode.
A large depression typically caused by collapse or ejection of the summit area of a volcano.
The processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is altered by the removal and/or addition of elements.
An amphitheater-shaped basin at the head of a glaciated valley produced by frost wedging and plucking.
See Absorption spectrum.
The name for all the sciences that collectively seek to understand Earth. It includes geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.
The washing-out of fine soil components from the horizon by downward-percolating water.
The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.
Natural steam used for power generation.
Scratches and grooves on bedrock caused by glacial abrasion.
A complex zone of ionized gases that coincides with the lower portion of the thermosphere.
A pair of structures extending into the ocean at the entrance to a harbor or river that are built for the purpose of protecting against storm waves and sediment deposition.
Longitudinal (seif dunes)
Long ridges of sand oriented parallel to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where sand supplies are limited.
The amount of organic matter synthesized by organisms from inorganic substances through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis within a given volume of water or habitat in a unit of time.
Hardened lava that has retained the vesicles produced by escaping gases.
Transform fault boundary
A boundary in which two plates slide past one another without creating or destroying lithosphere.
The Japanese word for a seismic sea wave.
A mountain formed of lava and/or pyroclastics.