Biodiversity - Problem Set on Biodiversity 1. 2. 3. 4. 5....

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Problem Set on Biodiversity 1. Which terrestrial communities have the greatest biodiversity? A.  tropical rainforests    B. deserts   C. temperate deciduous forests D. grasslands   E. tundras 2. Which marine habitat has maximal biodiversity? A.  deep sea thermal vents   B. open ocean in the temperate zone C. open ocean in the tropics   D. tropical reefs    E. deep ocean floor 3. What happens to biodiversity with time under most situations? A. it increases   B. it decreases   C. nothing 4. When in all of history has biodiversity been the highest? A. now    B. end of Permian   C. end of Cretaceous   D. end of Cambrian   E. end of Pleistocene 5. Which of these leads to higher biodiversity? A. increased time since disturbance   B.   greater topographic relief C. greater area   D. greater connectedness to similar areas    E. all of these 6. Who wrote the book Silent Spring and began the modern conservation  movement? A. Rachel Carson    B. Charles Darwin   C. Linus Pauling  D. Carl Sagan   E. Lynn Margulis 7. In the book Silent Spring, to what does the term “Silent” refer? A. people   B. insects   C. birds
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course BIO 1102 taught by Professor Kendramaxwell during the Spring '08 term at Appalachian State.

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