ENV 1301 test 1 review sheet

ENV 1301 test 1 review sheet - ENV 1301 Test 1 Review Sheet...

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ENV 1301 Test 1 Review Sheet Definitions: Renewable/nonrenewabl e resources Population growth curve Environmental footprint Sustainability Risk analysis Anthropocentric Anthropogenic preservationists Natural capital vs. financial capital Natural resource depletion External costs Marginal costs/marginal benefits Epidemiology Persistence Bioaccumulation Threshold Mobility Persistent organic compounds Dose / Response Lethal dose (LD) Additivity/synergy/antagonism Endocrine disruptors 1. What three factors are most important in determining environmental impact? People , Affluence or consumption, and Technology. 2. What is the IPAT equation and what does it illustrate? It is one method to estimate human impact on the environment. (11) 3. What is the average land area to support an individual on earth? 23.7 acres (ecological footprint) 4. What does it mean to say that a forest is unsustainable? Forest resources can becomeso over-exploited that the resources will no be produced in large enough quantities to serve the present of future populations depending on them. 5. List the five steps of the scientific method? a. Recognize the problem b. Develop the hypothesis c. Design and perform an experiment/test hypothesis d. Analyze and interpret data 6. Identify the function of the individual steps in the scientific method. 7. What are some of the consequences of the destruction of a tropical forest? Of a grassland? A deciduous forest? 8. Questions 1-9 on page 23. 9. Interpret a population pyramid at the bottom of page 24. 10. What is the percentage of global energy used by the US? 30 % 11. What is the US percentage of global population? 5 % 12. Differentiate between sustainable development and sustainable consumption? Sustainable development does not affect the future, and sustainable consumption minimizes resources for the future 13. Contrast the principles of a deep ecology and expansionist world view. Deep ecology is harmony w nature and not thinking that “we” humans are better than
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course ENV 1301 taught by Professor Larrylehr during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.

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