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Biology 151 SI
Chapter 40 part 1 Vocabulary Worksheet
Fill In the Blanks. Add additional side notes if deemed fit.
Different Categories of Ecological Systems (in order from largest to smallest):
1. Globalconcerned with the biosphere; sum of all ecosystems
Which of the following is NOT a component of climate?
What is the difference between abiotic and biotic factors?
___________ ____ ____ is caused by the curved shape of Earth and the sun which drives the circulation of air and water.
Near the equator there is intense solar radiation and a tropic climate, and from there every ____ degrees N and S there are _______ conditions.
_________ winds blow west to east in temperate zones. _____________ winds blow east to west in tropics.
Seasonality is caused by ___________________ and __________________________.
Why is California warm during the day but fairly cool at night?
Many deserts are found in the ____________________ side of the mountain. And not only do mountains influence rainfall in an area, but also the amount of _____________ reaching that area.
There was a drought in the local area, and Michael Scott and Jim Palpert were taking a smoking break at the local children’s playground. After finishing their smokes, they fling their still lit cigarette butts into the grass. This starts a wild fire that spreads into the nearby woods and destroys everything. This is an example of a _______________.
Compare and contrast following terrestrial biomes (be very general):
Northern Coniferous Forest
Temperate Broadleaf Forest