Category: APES

APES QOD October 23

Zebra mussels, an invasive species that is pushing species of freshwater shellfish to extinction, were introduced to the Great Lakes by: A) Migrating Native Americans B) Teenagers playing a prank C) Ballast water (sea water that ships carry for stability and

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APES QOD October 19

Present three arguments in favor of the maintenance of  biodiversity. (2000 frq #3)

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APES QOD October 17

The CITES treaty has been helpful in protecting endangered animals and plants by —(A) listing all species that can be hunted, traded, and used commercially —(B) listing those species and products whose international trade is controlled —(C) funding projects for

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APES QOD October 16

Biodiversity hotspots are found around the world.  Describe an ABIOTIC factor and a BIOTIC factor that would explain their existence in various biomes.

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APES QOD October 12

Pandas and koalas feed exclusively on bamboo and eucalyptus, respectively. This means they are A) eusocial B) altruistic C) monogamous D) specialists E) generalists

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APES QOD October 10

In general, which of the following is the best long-term method of preventing extinctions? A. Breeding endangered species in captivity. B. Protecting the habitats of endangered species. C. Paying people not to kill endangered species. D. Providing food to endangered

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APES QOD October 9

CITIES is A) a treaty controlling the international trade in endangered species. B) set of regulations controlling the introduction of exotic species. C) a pact that supports critical ecosystems that support wildlife. D) an international organization dedicated to the preservation

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APES QOD October 2

Which of the following leads to a decrease in biodiversity? a. Protection of ecosystems b. Pollution control c. Ecological land use planning d. Introduction of exotic species e. Selective cutting of forests

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APES QOD September 26

Identify two reasons why the tundra and the desert are slow to respond to disturbances.  

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APES QOD September 25

Which of the following is a characteristic of tropical rain forests? A) The receive more than 100 centimeters of rain per year. B) Their soils typically have a high pH. C) Their soils are relatively poor in nutrients. D) They

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