• For the ecology quiz, students should be able to:
    • Define the following terms:
      • ecology
      • niche
      • population
    • Explain the requirements for a stable ecosystem including
      • A source of energy
      • adequate biodiversity
    • Identify biotic and abiotic limiting factors in an ecosystem
    • Explain the concept of carrying capacity and infer an ecosystems carrying capacity from a graph of population size
    • Explain how abiotic factors determine the biome of different parts of the biosphere
    • Identify the biome present in most of New York State
    • Explain how succession takes place and identify the various stages of succession
    • Interpret diagrams of the carbon-oxygen and nitrogen cycles
    • Explain the role of decomposers in ecosystems
    • Identify an organisms trophic level given its relative population size
    • Identify examples of the three types of symbiotic relationships
    • Interpret food web diagrams

     


    For the human impacts quiz, students should be able to:
    • Identify the root cause of most environmental issues
    • Explain the dangers of invasive species and Identify examples 
    • Interpret information from graphs and infer conclusions from them
    • Identify examples of define renewable and non-renewable resources
    • Explain the value of biodiversity
    • Describe the cause and effects of the followng environmental issues:
      • acid precipitation
      • water pollution
      • air pollution
      • ozone depletion
      • climate change
    • Describe the benefits of biocontrols on pests
    • Explain the correct steps to complete paper chromotography
    • Identify relationships between organisms if given an evolutionary tree
    • Analyze data from structural and molecular evidence to determine the relationship between two organisms