- 9.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapteron p. 184. Wh...
- 9.2: Distinguish between background extinction andmass extinction. What ...
- 9.3: What are two reasons for trying to prevent the prematureextinction ...
- 9.4: What is biophilia? Why should we care about bats?
- 9.5: What is HIPPCO? In order, what are the six largestcauses of prematu...
- 9.6: Describe the threats to bird species in the world and inthe United ...
- 9.7: Give two examples of the harmful effects of nonnativespecies that h...
- 9.8: Describe the poaching of wild species and give threeexamples of spe...
- 9.9: Describe two international treaties that are used to helpprotect sp...
- 9.10: Describe how protecting wild species frompremature extinction (Core...
- 9.19: Congratulations! You are in charge of the world. List thethree most...
- 9.20: List two questions that you would like to have answeredas a result ...
Solutions for Chapter 9: Sustaining Biodiversity: The Species Approach
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The level below which a stream cannot erode.
A measure of the largest particle a stream can transport; a factor dependent on velocity.
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.
See Absorption spectrum.
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.
A short-focal-length lens used to enlarge the image in a telescope. The lens nearest the eye.
A fountain of hot water ejected periodically.
The southern portion of Pangaea consisting of South America, Africa, Australia, India, and Antarctica.
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.
An igneous pluton that is not tabular in shape.
A front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front. It marks the beginning of the end of a middle-latitude cyclone.
A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.
An igneous texture consisting of large crystals embedded in a matrix of much smaller crystals.
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.
A collapsing cloud of gas and dust destined to become a star.
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.
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.
See Alpine glacier.