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Study Quiz 3.1: Learning About Ecosystems
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Information that is based upon the beliefs, cultures, and values of Aboriginal peoples and their thousands of years of experience in their environments is called
A)popular ecosystem knowledge
B)traditional ecosystem knowledge
C)traditional ecological knowledge
D)popular ecological knowledge
Scientists use both scientific knowledge and traditional Aboriginal knowledge to
A)help people make better decisions about how to treat their environment
B)create faster quadrat studies of predator-prey cycles
C)lessen the impact of carrying capacity on healthy balance cycles in nature
D)develop better limiting factors for the Garry Oak ecosystem
Scientists use _____ to track changes in ecosystems by comparing the results of investigations done at different times.
A)ecological watches
B)organism monitoring
C)environmental system gathering
D)ecosystem monitoring
Four common types of ecosystem monitoring are
A)physical monitoring, bioaccumulation monitoring, chemical monitoring, and biological monitoring.
B)physical monitoring, environmental monitoring, chemical monitoring, and pollutant monitoring.
C)physical monitoring, environmental monitoring, commensalism monitoring, and biological monitoring.
D)physical monitoring, environmental monitoring, chemical monitoring, and biological monitoring.
Populations of many species change naturally from year to year, so ecologists monitor the same populations for many years. This is called
A)repetitive monitoring
B)long-term monitoring
C)representative monitoring
D)summative monitoring
_______ give scientists information about ecosystems before any events occur.
A)A feeder watch
B)A scattered population survey
C)Baseline data
D)Guideline samplings
________ are study sites that scientists monitor year after year.
A)Permanent plots
B)Scattered population plots
C)Ecological successions
Scientists use _________, conducted at the same time and place every year, to track changes in populations.
A)yearly plots
B)annual surveys
C)long-term restorations
D)radio collars
A report that outlines how an activity will affect the environment is called
A)a natural disturbance survey
B)wetland monitoring
C)a natural succession assessment
D)an environmental impact assessment
According to some environmental biologists, wetlands have
A)more abiotic organisms than fields and forests
B)more parasites than fields or forests
C)more wildlife than fields or forests
D)more biomes than fields or forests

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