BIO 1302 UNIT 7
Think about a park, conservation area or open space that you visited in the past. Reflect on why you visited and what features of the site most interested you. What specific ecological values did the site have in meeting the needs of human society?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words. No references or citations are necessary.
UNIT 7 QUIZ
This technological tool used by ecologists can be employed to determine deforestation rates across the world.
Global positioning system
Geographic information system
In which element in a fragmented landscape would you expect to find the largest number of species?
A long, thin patch
In a corridor
In a large patch connected to a corridor
In a small patch connected to a corridor
Which of the following ecological services provided by conservation areas would be associated with flood control?
Which of the following practices would not be used to restore longleaf pine savanna in the American South?
Controlled grazing by cattle
Planting line seedlings in low densities at the restoration site
Thinning the forest canopy to create open conditions
The Curtis Prairie at the University of Wisconsin was an early successful restoration project for tallgrass prairie. Which of the following restoration treatments was not employed at Curtis Prairie?
Removal of undesirable herbaceous and woody plants
Planting and seedling of native species
Grazing by American bison
Match the term to the description.
UNIT 7 WEB ASSIGNMENT
Unit VII Web Assignment: Deforestation
Deforestation is the removal of trees in a forest by natural and human actions and rates of deforestation vary across the world. In this assignment, we will examine patterns of global deforestation and their causes using the New York Times Changing Forest website.
A. Open the New York Times Changing Forest website for an interactive map of world forests:
Click the link below to access an interactive map of world forests:
Bloch, M., & Corum, J. (n.d.). Changing forests. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/01/scie…
You will first see a world map. Give it a general look to gain your coordinates and to see the locations where intact, relatively undisturbed forests and fragmented forests occur.
B. Next, zoom into the specific areas of the Earth to gain a more detailed perspective on deforestation by region. First, click on North America. There will again be a view of intact and fragmented forests also with two buttons on the bottom right of the screen: Recent losses and Ancient forests. Click these buttons to see recent deforestation in North America and the former extent of ancient forests. Do this for each of the other regions on the map (Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia). Then answer the 10 multiple-choice questions (8 points each), and one short answer question (20 points) in Blackboard.
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