Objectives/Guide Questions 07

Environmental Science 





To To demonstrate your knowledge of the Objectives/Guide Questions provide a detailed answer to each of the Objectives/Guide Questions. Each answer must be in your own words and supported by a reference. The reference for written materials must have a title and page number. Internet references should have title and URL or Address.

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Part A -  Objectives/ Guide Questions 

1. How is the world's population distributed between rural and urban areas?

a) What factors determine how urban areas develop? (Include transportation systems)

b) Describe how resource uses, technology, and environmental degradation affect human population.

c) Describe Malthusian predictions of population growth, and agricultural productivity.


2. Define biotic and abiotic factors, and identify three biotic factors, and three abiotic factors that influence populations.

a) Define doubling time and indicate its importance.

b) Define biotic potential and carrying capacities effect on populations


3. Describe the growth of the global population.

a) Compare growth rates of a developed, and a less developed country.

b) Describe the populations of India and China and methods used to slow population growth


4. Describe the process of Natural Selection, and how it applies to population


5. Indicate how genetic engineering can alter birth, and death rates.


6. Describe the growth of populations including S shaped growth curve, and a J shaped growth curve. Describe or define population overshoot, dieback, and reproductive time lag.

7. Describe the population age structure diagrams. Population Age Structure Diagram

a) How can age structure diagrams be used to make population, and economic projections?

b) Describe the differences in the age structure diagrams of a developed country, and a developing country.


8. Describe the fertility rates and reproductive patterns exhibited by species that enhance their survival.

a) What is the best single measure of a society's quality of life?

b) What is the infant mortality rate in the U.S. and list four countries that have lower infant mortality rates than the U.S.?

     Note: Refer to the following website for assistance. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.html


9. Describe/define demographic transition.

a) Describe the four stages of the demographic transition.

b) How do developed and developing countries differ regarding their current positions in the demographic transition?

c) Describe the controversies that surround controlling population size through controlling migration, and family planning.





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