Monday, November 23, 2015

Chapter 7 outline Due Monday 11/30

Ch. 7 Reading Guide:    Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology
Key ideas
·        Describe the case study for the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone.”
·        Explain eutrophication and how it leads to the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”
·        Describe differences between lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere
·        Describe and environmental system, and the difference between open and closed systems.
·        Describe the following biogeochemical cycles (including flow charts of how the matter moves):
o   Phosphorus cycle (include a diagram showing lithosphere and oceanic movement/storage)
o   Nitrogen cycle (include a diagram showing lithosphere and atmosphere movement/storage)
o   Hydrologic cycle (include a diagram in your notes with ) -
o   Carbon cycle (we will do the Carbon cycle in class)
·        Describe the rock cycle, rock types, and its relation to each type of plate boundary
Key vocabulary
Hypoxia
Atmosphere
Nitrogen-fixing bacteria
Igneous rock
Dead zone
Hydrosphere
nitrification
Sedimentary rock
Homeostasis
Biosphere
Denitrifying bacteria
Metamorphic rock
Positive feedback loop
Ecosystem
Haber-Bosch process
Plate Tectonics
Negative feedback loop
Gross primary production
Evaporation
Divergent plate boundary
Phytoplankton
Net primary production
Transpiration
Transform plate boundary
Eutrophication
Biogeochemical cycles
Precipitation
Convergent plate boundary
Dissolved oxygen
Nutrient Reservoir
Aquifer
Subduction
Lithosphere
Nitrogen fixation
Water table


Application questions (pp. 212-213).  Answer in complete sentences
·        Testing your comprehension – 2-6, 8, 9
·        Seeking solutions – 4, 5, 6
·        Interpreting Graphs – All