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Solutions for Chapter 9: Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions | 16th Edition

ISBN: 9780495556718

Solutions for Chapter 9: Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Base level

    The level below which a stream cannot erode.

  • Competence

    A measure of the largest particle a stream can transport; a factor dependent on velocity.

  • Convergent boundary

    A boundary in which two plates move together, causing one of the slabs of lithosphere to be consumed into the mantle as it descends beneath on an overriding plate.

  • Dark-line spectrum

    See Absorption spectrum.

  • Deep-ocean basin

    The portion of seafloor that lies between the continental margin and the oceanic ridge system. This region comprises almost 30 percent of Earth’s surface.

  • Eyepiece

    A short-focal-length lens used to enlarge the image in a telescope. The lens nearest the eye.

  • Geyser

    A fountain of hot water ejected periodically.

  • Gondwanaland

    The southern portion of Pangaea consisting of South America, Africa, Australia, India, and Antarctica.

  • Half graben

    A tilted fault block in which the higher side is associated with mountainous topography and the lower side is a basin that fills with sediment.

  • Massive

    An igneous pluton that is not tabular in shape.

  • Occluded front

    A front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front. It marks the beginning of the end of a middle-latitude cyclone.

  • Photochemical reaction

    A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.

  • Porphyritic texture

    An igneous texture consisting of large crystals embedded in a matrix of much smaller crystals.

  • Primary productivity

    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.

  • Protostar

    A collapsing cloud of gas and dust destined to become a star.

  • Scoria cone

    See Cinder cone.

  • Temporary (local) base level

    The level of a lake, resistant rock layer, or any other base level that stands above sea level.

  • Trophic level

    A nourishment level in a food chain. Plant and algae producers constitute the lowest level, followed by herbivores and a series of carnivores at progressively higher levels.

  • Tropic of Cancer

    The parallel of latitude, 231?2 degrees north latitude, marking the northern limit of the Sun’s vertical rays.

  • Valley glacier

    See Alpine glacier.

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