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RsQ_025What is the best term to describe this group of wildebeest?

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community

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RsQ_050Which of the following is an example of interspecific


competition?

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Mites and nematodes all feeding on the same decomposing plant.

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RsQ_004Which of the following is an example of a biotic component of an


ecosystem?

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a community

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RsQ_008What is landscape ecology?

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The study of the influences of human activity on natural ecosystems.

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RsQ_035Which of the following plants is a legume which may have


nitrogen-fixing bacteria attached to their roots?

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pea

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RsQ_041How does the phosphorus cycle dier from the carbon cycle?

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The atmosphere does not contribute to the phosphorus cycle.

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RsQ_031What is nitrogen fixation?

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Stabilizing elemental nitrogen into a gaseous two-atom molecule (N2).

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RsQ_048Which of the following characterizes a symbiotic relationship?

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All of these.

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RsQ_043 Which GEOGRAPHER studies how organisms interact with each


other in the biosphere?

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ecologist

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RsQ_039Which of the following processes plays an important role in the


phosphorus cycle?

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erosion

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RsQ_039Which of the following states is likely to have an estuary?

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North Carolina

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RsQ_002Which of the following is the best definition of a biome?

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A large, distinct terrestrial region with similar climate, soil, organisms,


regardless of its global location.

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RsQ_041The _________________ is a fertile, low-lying plain at a rivers


mouth that forms from deposited sediment from the river.

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delta

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RsQ_029What are the three main ecological categories of organisms


found in aquatic ecosystems?

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benthos, plankton, nekton

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RsQ_035What ecosystem service do meanders provide?

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they slow down water flow

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RsQ_011Which of the following biomes has the highest biodiversity?

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temperate rain forest

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RsQ_008What biome is most likely to have the following temperature and


rainfall profile?

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temperate forests

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RsQ_038Which of the following best defines ecosystem services?

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Important environmental benefits provided by ecosystems.

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RsQ_023Which biome has considerable organic material in the soil,


annual precipitation of 10-30 inches, and periodic wildfires to maintain the
dominant vegetation?

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temperate grassland

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RsQ_024Which of the following distinguishes tundra from other biomes?

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an extended daylength during its growing season