Geography Quiz

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Define the following terms and provide an example of each: IN YOUR OWN WORDS Succession: Succession is a process where changes are made to the base of a biological community over a period of time. Primary Succession: Primary Succession is a progression in vegetation that happens in a barren landscape with no initial soil. EX: Soil developing on a newly formed island. Secondary Succession: Secondary Succession is the recovery of vegetation post natural disaster. EX: New plants growing over an old field damaged by a wildfire. Biodiversity: The variety of plants and animals in a specific habitat or environment. Habitats: Place in which an organism ordinarily lives in to survive. Niches: The spot an organism fills in a community/ecosystem. Ecosystem…show more content…
Explain how the terms habitat and niche can be applied to the location of species within a given area. The terms habitat and niche can be applied to the location of species within a given area by describing where they live and how they fit in the ecosystem of the habitat they live in. 4. Define and Explain some of the causes of climate within different geographic areas. Climate within different geographic areas are the common weather patterns of a specific area and some causes of climate within different geographic areas are the temperature of that area and geographic features such as bodies of water or mountains. Bodies of water like an ocean can create cooler ocean breezes that can affect the climate of that area. 5. What is a biome and what causes biome regions? A biome is a region where a certain climate and certain set of species of plants and animals that have adapted through natural selection are present. Biome regions are caused by the climate of that area. Certain biome regions can be distinguished by how the climate of that area is. 6. Explain the difference between abiotic and biotic…show more content…
Biotic components of ecosystems include plants, animals, and fungi living in that ecosystem that interact with the environment and other abiotic and biotic components. 8. Create a chart of the major characteristics of and differences between the following terrestrial biomes: Tundra, taiga, grasslands, temperate deciduous forest, desert, monsoon rainforest, tropical rainforest. 9. Create a chart of the major characteristics of and differences between the following aquatic biomes: freshwater ecosystems such as lakes, wetlands, and streams, marine biomes such as estuaries, intertidal zone, neritic zone, open sea zone, and deep sea zone. 10. Describe and explain the distribution of the following biomes: Tropical rainforest, monsoon rainforest, tropical savannah, desert, temperate deciduous and high altitude and latitude tundra, including
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