Concept Checks: Ch. 34 The BiosphereANSWERSConcept Check 34.11. Draw a diagram showing the relationship among the five levels of ecological study.
2. Describe what is meant by the "patchiness" of the environment.
3. Explain the importance of sunlight as an abiotic factor in terrestrial ecosystems.
4. Define biotic and abiotic factors and give an example of each for a particular ecosystem.
5. Explain why it is more accurate to define the biosphere as the global ecosystem than as the global community.
Concept Check 34.2