Apes Chapter 11 and 12 Study Guide

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APES Chapter 11 and 12 Study Guide
Activities and Labs
* The Dust Bowl Video Questions
* Silent Spring Video Questions
* Formation of Deserts Activities
* Formation of Soils Lab
Vocabulary
1) Aquaculture
2) Mariculture
3) Agro ecosystems
4) monoculture
5) crop rotation
6) limiting factor
7) macronutrient
8) micronutrient
9) synergistic effect
10) green revolution
11) hydroponics
12) organic farming
13) genetically modified crops
14) eutrophication
15) contour plowing
16) no till agriculture
17) narrow spectrum pesticide
18) biological control
19) integrated pest management
20) terminator gene
21) overgrazing
22) carrying capacity
23) desertification
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Some Questions to Consider

25) {11.1} What percentage of the Earth’s land has been turned into agriculture? 26) What is the big problem mentioned in the last paragraph on page 200? Describe this problem in detail. 27) What is the key to food production in the future?

28) {11.2} What are the ways people starve? How do they differ? What are the consequences of each? Be specific about effects and illnesses. 29) Why is Africa the continent most affected by food shortages? 30) What is food aid? What is the history of food aid? Why are humanitarian gestures of food unlikely to solve the worldwide food crisis? 31) {11.4} In what six ways do agroecosystems differ from natural ecosystems? 32) {11.5} What attributes do the best agricultural soils possess? 33) Why is older soil more likely to lack trace minerals? 34) {11.6} What are the three major technological approaches to agriculture? 35) What are the four historical stages of agriculture?

36) {11.7} What is the green revolution? When did it occur? How is rice an example of this? 37) How does drip irrigation improve crop yield? Where is it likely to be used?...
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