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What is the definition of the biosphere?
The biosphere is the part of the earth's surface inhabited by living things.
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What is the definition of the ecosystem?
Ecosystem- A unit made up of living things and their non-living environment. there may be reliance on each component in this system.
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What is the definition of the biome?
Biome- A biome is one component of the biosphere. A biome is a large scale ecosystem which may cover a huge area.
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What is the definition of temperature?
Temperature is the most important factor. It varies with seasons, affecting the length of growing seasons.
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what is the definition of precipitation?
Precipitation is also important. A forest ecosystem with a large biomass, needs lots of rainfall. The rain most also be distributed throughout the year.
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What is the definition of sunshine?
Sunshine hours determine the amount of light available for photosynthesis.
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What is the definition of humidity?
Humidity controls rates of evapotcanspiration.
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What is the definition of latitude?
Latitude is how far you are away from the equator.
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What is the definition of altitude?
Altitude is how high you are.
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What are the 5 main biosphere serves?
Green lungs, Water control, Nutrient cycle, Providing habitats and Recreation.
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What is the definition of giene pool?
Giene pool- the genetic information contained in living organisms.
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What is the definition of TNCS?
TNCS- transnational companies are giant companies operating in many generations.
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What is the definition of indigenous people?
Indigenous people- people who have originated in and lived in a country for many generations.
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What is the definition of sustainable?
Sustainable- a process that does non lasting harm to people or their environment.
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What are the 3 goods of the biosphere?
Meat: animals provide us with meat-speafic to different biomes. Fish: marine environments provide us with fish to eat. Wood: forests and biomes that contarm trees provides us with wood to use for resources.
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What are 2 problems with deforestation?
Destroys forest habitats, endangering many forest-dwelling species. Causes atmospheric pollution-mostly carbon dioxide as forests are cleared by burning trees.
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What are 5 main causes of deforestation?
Logging for timber or paper manufacture. Agricultural expansion including palm oil production. Fire- intentional & accidental. Cattle ranching. Drug companies seeking new medicines.
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What is the definition of a species?
A species is a group of organisms with a unique set of characteristics, such as shape or behaviour and distinguishes them from all other organisms.
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What is the key question when it comes to conservation and money is..?
"Not can we afford to spend it, but one of can we afford not to spend it?"
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What is the definition of sustainable management?
Sustainable management- meets the needs of the current population without compromising the needs of future generations.
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