- 52.1: Which of the following areas of study focuses on the exchange of en...
- 52.2: Which lake zone would be absent in a very shallow lake? a. benthic ...
- 52.3: Which of the following is true with respect to oligotrophic lakes a...
- 52.4: Which of the following is characteristic of most terrestrial biomes...
- 52.5: The oceans affect the biosphere in all of the following ways except...
- 52.6: Which statement about dispersal is false? a. Dispersal is a common ...
- 52.7: When climbing a mountain, we can observe transitions in biological ...
- 52.8: Suppose that the number of bird species is determined mainly by the...
- 52.9: If the direction of Earths rotation reversed, the most predictable ...
- 52.10: After examining Figure 52.18, you decide to study feeding relations...
- 52.11: Discuss how the concept of time applies to ecological situations an...
- 52.12: Jens Clausen and colleagues, at the Carnegie Institution of Washing...
- 52.13: Global warming is occurring rapidly in Arctic marine and terrestria...
- 52.14: If you were to hike up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, you would pas...
Solutions for Chapter 52: An Introduction to Ecology and the Biosphere
Full solutions for Campbell Biology | 10th Edition
Impermeable beds that hinder or prevent groundwater movement.
A recording barometer.
A sedimentary rock made of broken fragments of preexisting rock.
A principle of relative dating. A rock or fault is younger than any rock (or fault) through which it cuts.
General term for the processes of folding, faulting, shearing, compression, or extension of rocks as the result of various natural forces.
The difference in height between the bottom of a cone of depression and the original height of the water table.
The location on Earth’s surface that lies directly above the focus of an earthquake.
Sinuous ridge composed largely of sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in a tunnel beneath a glacier near its terminus.
Igneous activity that occurs outside the crust.
The point where a lens or mirror causes light rays to converge.
The gradual subsidence of mountains caused by lateral spreading of weak material located deep within these structures.
Ice cap climate
A climate that has no monthly means above freezing and supports no vegetative cover except in a few scattered high mountain areas. This climate, with its perpetual ice and snow, is confined largely to the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.
A lunar rock formed when angular fragments and dust are welded together by the heat generated by the impact of a meteoroid.
Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.
Deposit formed when heavy minerals are mechanically concentrated by currents, most commonly streams and waves. Placers are sources of gold, tin, platinum, diamonds, and other valuable minerals.
A vertical section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material.
A flattened, rotating galaxy with pinwheel-like arms of interstellar material and young stars winding out from its nucleus.
An isolated, steep-sided, erosional remnant consisting of lava that once occupied the vent of a volcano.
Wave of translation
The turbulent advance of water created by breaking waves.