- 4.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapteron p. 78. Exp...
- 4.2: What are the four major components of biodiversity(biological diver...
- 4.3: What is biological evolution? What is natural selection?What is a f...
- 4.4: What are two limits to evolution by natural selection?What are thre...
- 4.5: Describe how geologic processes and climate changecan affect natura...
- 4.6: What is speciation? Distinguish between geographicisolation and rep...
- 4.7: What is species diversity? Distinguish betweenspecies richness and ...
- 4.8: What is an ecological niche? Distinguish between specialistspecies ...
- 4.9: Distinguish among native, nonnative, indicator,keystone, and founda...
- 4.10: Explain how the role of the American alligatorin its ecosystem (Cor...
Solutions for Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Evolution
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Smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.
Annual mean temperature
An average of the 12 monthly temperature means.
A measure of the largest particle a stream can transport; a factor dependent on velocity.
A volcano composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic material.
The depression at the summit of a volcano, or that which is produced by a meteorite impact.
The removal of salts and other chemicals from seawater.
An all-embracing term for sediments of glacial origin, no matter how, where, or in what shape they were deposited.
An undulating layer of till deposited as the ice front retreats.
Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.
A measure of the degree of earthquake shaking at a given locale based on the amount of damage.
A common boundary where different parts of a system interact.
Dust and gases found between stars.
A galaxy that lacks symmetry.
A fracture in rock along which there has been no movement.
A sudden flash of light generated by the flow of electrons between oppositely charged parts of a cumulonimbus cloud or between the cloud and the ground.
The process, generally cementation and/or compaction, of converting sediments to solid rock.
The angle between the planes of Earth’s equator and orbit.
Usually a useful metallic mineral that can be mined at a profit. The term is also applied to certain nonmetallic minerals such as fluorite and sulfur.
An instrument that records earthquake waves.
Seaward of the coast, this zone extends from the highest level of wave action during storms to the lowest tide level.