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Study%20questions.Lectures%201-3 - BIS2B, Fall 2009....

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BIS2B, Fall 2009. STUDY QUESTIONS Lectures 1 , 2 & 3 1. Data about species diversity is gathered on the ground mainly from sampling techniques ____________________ and, or ____________________. 2. Remote sensing of species diversity can be gathered from video and still photos taken from ___________________________ and ___________________________. 3. Remote sensing techniques often use indirect measures of on biodiversity. These indirect measures are generically called __________________. 4. The sun’s light that is absorbed by plants is ___________reflected. 5. Live vegetation absorbs ______________ and reflects ________________. 6. The MODIS satellite can measure _______________________________________from the earth’s surface. 7. Annual plant growth rate is highly correlated with _____________________________. 8. What causes annual growth rate of plants to vary among regions? a. length of growing season, b. annual rainfall, c. amount of salt in the sea, d. oxygen in the air, e. all of the above. ___________________________________________________________________ 9. Areas with higher species diversity of plants have: a. longer growing seasons, b. more rainfall, c. receive more heat from the sun, d. tend to be at lower latitudes, e. all of the above. _______________________________________________________________________ 10. Diversity means___________________________________________: a. sameness, b. homogeneity, c. heterogeneity, d. inclusion of different kinds. 11. Low diversity means that the items under consideration are _______________. 12. High diversity means that the items under consideration are _______________. 13. “Species richness” is often a synonym for _______________________________________. 14. Relative abundance means ____________________________________. 15. What are the two components of our index of species diversity?______________ 16. What happens to H’ with an increased number of species? 17. What happens to H’ if the relative abundance of all species but one in the sample decreases? 18. If sample x contains only 1 individual for each of 9 species and 91 individuals for the 10 th species, does it have lower or higher values of H’ than sample y containing 20 individuals of each of the ten species? _____________________________________ 19. Which sample, x or y, has more even relative abundance among species?____________ 20. Draw the species rank -relative abundance graphs for samples x and y.
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21. Give the hierarchical nesting of the levels of biological diversity: individuals, Ecosystems, Genes, Species. _______are within_______which are within _______which are within ______ .
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