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CSU BIO1100 Unit V Assessment




Question;Ecology;Unit V;Assessment;Introduction;In;previous chapters, we learned that life is very diverse. Organisms range from;single cells to multi-celled. Some organisms cannot even be seen with the naked;eye. Is diversity increasing or decreasing? In the future, will we have more;organisms? Does our population play a role in the lives of other organisms?;Should we be concerned if an organism goes extinct? The following exploratory;activity will help you understand threats to organisms, what is being done to save;them, and how organisms are classified.;Objective;1.;Subdivide organisms according to taxonomic;classification.;2.;Evaluate the effects of human habits on;ecosystems and organisms.;Materials;Computer with internet access;Directions;2.;In the Search Term Box, type in your state or;a state you are interested in (Alabama, Florida, etc.);3.;Pick one of the organisms from the list, and;answer the following questions. Do not pick an organism that is of least;concern.;Type;all answers directly on the data sheet.;Select;Save As, and use your last name and student ID as a file name.;Upload;the data sheet as a.doc,.docx, or.rtf file when finished.;Questions;1 ? 20 are short answer questions and should be answered in a few words. Each;question is worth 2 points.Total: 40 points;1.;What is the IUCN Red List?;2.;What state did you type in the;box?;3.;What is the scientific name for;the organism you picked?;4.;What is the common name(s) for;the organism you picked?;5.;Before completing this exercise, had you ever;heard of the species that you picked?;6.;What is the geographic range for your;organism?;7.;What is the population trend?;8.;In what habitat and system does your organism;live?;9.;In which kingdom is your organism;classified?;10.;In which phylum is your organism;classified?;11.;In which class is your organism;classified?;12.;In which order is your organism;classified?;13.;In which family is your organism;classified?;14.;What Red List Category is your;organism classified?;15.;Why was this organism classified;as such?;16.;What are the major threats to the;organism?;17.;What human actions threaten this;organism?;18.;What (if anything) is currently;being done to protect the species?;19.;What does it matter if this species goes;extinct in your state? In other words, why is it important?;20.;In your opinion, can this species be saved or;is it too late? Briefly explain your answer.;Question;21 is an extended response question and should be at least 100 words. Total: 10 points;21. Considering;what you have learned from this activity and the textbook chapters, explain;your thoughts about the following statement.;Humans rely on;other organisms for survival, however, other organisms do not need humans for;survival.;Take a stand. Do you agree or disagree with;the statement?;Review Test Submission: Unit V Assessment;Instructions?;Question;1;5 out of;5 points;The;characteristics that scientists use to distinguish different freshwater;environments from each other are ________.;Answer;?;Question;2;5 out of;5 points;In;spite of natural factors that might influence human population growth rates;population growth in some countries appears to be declining because ________.;Answer;?;Question;3;5 out of;5 points;Banana;is an agricultural crop that is exclusively reproduced by cloning. Which of;the following statements best explains why banana crops are so vulnerable to;devastating epidemics of pathogenic fungi and other pests?;Answer;?;Question;4;5 out of;5 points;The;urban heat island effect" is due to ________.;Answer;?;Question;5;0 out of;5 points;When a;population's doubling time is_______, the population increases more;rapidly.;Answer;?;Question;6;5 out of;5 points;As;a general rule of thumb, as the size of a natural area increases, ________.;Answer;?;Question;7;5 out of;5 points;The;annual growth rate of a population is ________.;Answer;?;Question;8;5 out of;5 points;A;group of citizens concerned with the environmental cost of modern agriculture;decides to take a proactive step. Instead of legislation and bureaucracy;aimed at farmers, they decide to focus on the consumer end of the problem;with an educational curriculum aimed at high school students. Which of the;following concepts should they include in their curriculum?;Answer;?;Question;9;5 out of;5 points;On;an S-curve representing population growth, the proximity to carrying capacity;is marked by ________.;Answer;?;Question;10;5 out of;5 points;One;indication that a population is in a period of exponential growth is that;Answer


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