Environmental studies and Forestry

Environmental studies and Forestry

Primary source:  Wright, R. T., and D. F. Boorse. 2012. Environmental science: toward a sustainable future (4th edition). Benjamin Cummings, Boston, MA. ISBN 978-0- 321-59870-7. Only add one more source.

More instructions: Please do not include the question in the paper. I only need the number to each question for the complete assignment.  APA style for each question, one paragraph per question all answers can go on the same page, please do not double space. In addition, I need in text citations for each question.


Per example: 1. The soil management directly influences the quality of the food produced. The lack of such management increases the salinity and much other harm (Kibblewhite, Ritz, & Swift, 2007). 2. Such occurrence is caused by the fact that meat requires much more amount of the resources such as water, energy, and land compared to plants. The roots lie in the consuming the grain by the cattle that is 16 times more than they produce as meat (Robbins, 2010). And so on and so forth.


Paper details:

Complete assignment: apa style for each question, one paragraph per question. From my instructor: Complete assignments: You are to respond to Complete questions in your own words. Looking something up on the Internet or other sources only to repeat word-for-word does not demonstrate your understanding of the material and will likely result in zero points. In other words, plagiarize at your own risk. Your primary source of information is course material (text readings, videos, etc.). You are to use outside sources sparingly and only .edu or .gov as secondary sources because the sources are either scholarly or are credible. Avoid sources from .com or .org, and especially Wikipedia (which is not a credible source). When you use approved secondary sources be sure to cite them to give credit where credit is due. Finally, your course material will give you the correct information used to answer questions



  1. Define biodiversity on a global scale.
  2. Research and then name the Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species of humans.
  3. How are species richness and relative abundance used to determine local biodiversity?
  4. Describe the three factors that scientists use to determine the commonness or rarity of a species.
  5. Name and thoroughly describe the four ways in which humans threaten other species.
  6. Describe habitat fragmentation. What are the effects of fragmentation? What are corridors and why can they be important?
  7. What are the differences between endangered and threatened species?
  8. Name five ways in which humans are dependent on other species.
  9. Describe three things that you can do today in your own life to help preserve biodiversity. Explain why you think that these actions will be beneficial in this regard.
  10. Describe an example of a physical environmental effect on human health.
  11. Describe an example of a chemical environmental effect on human health.
  12. Describe an example of a biological environmental effect on human health.
  13. Describe an example of a cultural environmental effect on human health.
  14. Why do contagious diseases often claim more lives in developing nations than non-contagious disease. Describe three reasons.
  15. What are toxins? How is the toxicity of chemical determined?
  16. What are the pros and cons to using lab animals to determine the toxicity of chemicals?
  17. What are tectonic plates? Use your own words to describe why they move relative to one another.
  18. Use your own words to describe the three types of possible tectonic plate boundaries.
  19. What is the rock cycle? Be thorough.
  20. What is a mineral? Why is it important that items that use minerals be recycled?
  21. What are the differences between igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock?
  22. What causes an earthquake?
  23. Describe a geologic hazard other than an earthquake. How have humans intensified this particular hazard, or have they? Explain.
  24. Describe two types of mining.
  25. Name three things that you can do this week in your everyday life to lower the need for mining around the world.

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