What are the two defining factors of a terrestrial biome?

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 09:01 PM

Answered by admin AT 26/03/2020 - 09:01 PM

Their climate, and dominate vegetation. 
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Consider this northern site of primary succession following the retreat of a glacier. As we move from left to right, describe some improvements in the abiotic factors that support plant growth. A) change in climate over time B) less competition for water resources due to biodiversity C) improved soil quality: increased humus and water retention D) increased population density resulting in decreased pathogens

Answer: C. improved soil quality: increased humus and water retention.


An ecological succession brings change in the type of living species residing in an ecosystem with respect to changes that occur in the abiotic (non-living factors) with respect to time.

A region affected by a retreating glacier will not be suitable for the growth of living species. The soil may be lacking minerals and will be in the permafrost condition. So for the initiation of succession the improvement in soil an important abiotic factor is required. The improved soil quality will allow the accumulation of organic and inorganic minerals by physical and biological processes. This will help in formation of humus and water retention.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:55 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:55 PM

Which of the following would you least likely find living in the chaparral biome? a. ground birds b. pine trees c. olive trees d. aromatic plants

Pine Trees, where I live there are pine trees everywhere, yet not a single chaparral biome. Not to mention a chaparral biome is a desert, and pines only grow in average temperature areas such as Massachusetts.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:27 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 12:27 PM

What are 2 factors that would limit population growth in marine life

The answer is Food and Nutrients

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:59 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:59 AM

How does your biomes climate and geography affect carrying capacity

Carrying capacity describes the maximum number of individuals or species an ... from time to time, four major factors affect the carrying capacity of the environment. ... As long as their prey is available, they usually do not suffer from food stress. ... Their Food and Water Requirements · National Geographic: Water Pressure ...

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:53 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:53 AM

What are some limiting factors that could affect an owls survival

Lack of space (habitat loss), low birth rate (low productivity) and high death rate (high mortality).

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:51 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:51 AM

Which of these factors does CITES fail to consider when determining which species to cover? A. Species population B. Economic impact C. Analysis of trade D. Ecosystem sustainability

Option D, ecosystem sustainability, is the right answer.

"The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species" is the full form of CITES. The CITES is a global agreement among nations. The main aim of CITES is to assure that global trade in parts of plants and wild animals does not endanger their survival. However, it failed to include ecosystem sustainability while determining which varieties to be covered.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:24 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 11:24 AM

Which factor do oceanographers measure in order to determine the salinity of ocean water

The salinity of ocean water can be determined by measuring the conductivity of the water. The characteristics of water such as salinity, depth, temperature, density can be defined by the instrument called Conductivity Temperature Depth instrument. This instrument is placed in water which is to be measured. As this instrument is lowered into the water it continuously records the conductivity, temperature and depth of the water. The electric current is flowed through the water and as we know salt water is a good conductor of electricity it will pass the current fast. Using this technique oceanographers determine the salinity of water.

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:54 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:54 AM

A legal order for an investigation into whether a person who is arrested has been imprisoned legally defines A) habeas corpus. B) trial by jury. C) popular sovereignty. D) checks and balances.


Habeas corpus

Habeas corpus is a legal order for an investigation into whether a person who is arrested has been imprisoned legally.


-A Writ of Habeas Corpus directs a person, usually a prison warden, to produce the prisoner and justify the prisoner's detention. If the prisoner argues successfully that the incarceration is in violation of a constitutional right, the court may order the prisoner's release.

-Popular sovereignty is the idea that a government's power comes from the people.

-Checks and balances is a system in which the branches of government keep each other's power in check

ANSWERED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:33 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 28/03/2020 - 10:33 AM

What factors determine whether a species can be present in a place?

Weather and food supply

ANSWERED AT 27/03/2020 - 10:03 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 27/03/2020 - 10:03 AM

Why is it important to know a person's rhesus factor before a blood transfusion? A patient who is Rh+ can receive only Rh– blood. A patient who is Rh– can receive only Rh+ blood. A patient who is Rh+ can receive only Rh+ blood. A patient who is Rh– can receive only Rh– blood.


Rh- blood can only receive Rh- blood.


-Rhesus factor is a type of antigens on the surface of red blood cells, beside the antigens of blood groups , Humans are classified according to the presence of Rhesus factor in their blood into Positive Rhesus factor (Rh+) and Negative Rhesus factor (Rh−).

- When it comes to blood transfusion, anyone who is Rh positive can receive blood from someone who is Rh negative, but those with negative blood types cannot receive from anyone with a positive blood type.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 09:04 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 09:04 PM

Which biome is commonly found near the equator?

answer - tropical forest

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 03:22 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 03:22 PM

Relative to rainfall, the tundra is most like what other biome

Alpine tundra occurs in mountains worldwide. The flora of the alpine tundra is characterized by dwarf shrubs close to the ground.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:43 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:43 PM

Which biome contains large populations of grazing herbivores, few species of birds, and deep, rich soil?

The savanna grasslands of Africa is an example of a biome that supports large populations of grazing herbivores, few birds etc. The savanna supports grazing animals such as wildebeests, antelope, zebra and many other grazing species. There are few species of birds because the landscape there is almost void of trees. Only a few species of acacia dot the extensive grassland. 

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:30 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:30 PM

Explain how the abiotic factors in an environment have a huge impact on the biotic factors living in an environment.

Abiotic factors
Abiotic factors are the physical and chemical conditions of an environment. For example : heat, salinity, pressure, light, wind, pH ...

Biotic factors
Biotic factors are all the biological conditions of an environment for a specie/taxa. It can include prey and predator abundance, available food amount, available space, intra and interspecific competition...

The development of organims is under the control of abiotic factors. Some are adapted to heat, cold etc ... The abiotic factors will define which organisms are able or not to live in a specified place.

The living organisms will constitute the biotic factors, which define if and how can an organism live in a specified environment.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:28 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:28 PM

Hemophilia, color blindness, and duchenne muscular dystrophy occur more often in males than females. why? a these traits are carried only on the x chromosome and since there is no matching gene on the y chromosome, the traits are expressed more readily in males. b these traits are carried only on the x chromosome. c testis-determining factor (tdf causes these diseases. d these diseases develop due to the lack of estrogen and progesterone. e since there is no matching gene on the y chromosome, the traits are expressed more readily in males.


a) these traits are carried only on the x chromosome and since there is no matching gene on the y chromosome, the traits are expressed more readily in males.


Hemophilia, color blindness, and duchenne muscular dystrophy are disorders which are caused by X-linked recessive mutations which means that even if a mutation occurs in a gene of only one X chromosome then the phenotype will be expressed in the males because they are hemizygous for the gene. By hemizygous we mean to say that males have one X and one Y chromosome so a gene present on X chromosome will not find match on the Y chromosome and the mutation will express readily.

In contrast to this, in case of females who have two X chromosomes, the mutation in one X chromosome may be suppressed by another X chromosome in heterozygous condition i.e. if another X chromosome has healthy gene (wild type gene). In case of females the diseased phenotype will only appear if they are homozygous for the mutation.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:06 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 02:06 PM

Why can many ecosystems exist in one biome

Many ecosystems can exist in one biome which is because it is just a geographic area where ecosystems exist. most commonly grouped biomes are desert, deciduous forests, coniferous forests, arctic tundra, tropical rainforests, grasslands, and taigas. There are also marine and freshwater ecosystems that could be considered as water biomes.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:23 PM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 01:23 PM

1. Describe the differences between radiation, conduction, and convection. 2. Describe the heat transfer cycle between the Sun, the Earth, and the Earth’s atmosphere. 3. Describe three natural factors that can affect the Earth’s climate. 4. Describe three human caused factors that can affect the Earth’s climate.


1. Conduction : When two bodies are in direct contact, the heat transfer is said to be taken place by conduction.  

Convection :  Conduction is the heat transfer which takes place by actual motion of matter.          

Radiation :  Radiation is the heat transfer with the help of electromagnetic waves.

2. The earth receives heat from the sun by radiations. This heat is taken up by the earth and is radiated back to the atmosphere.

3. Changes in the earth's orbit around the sun, changes in the axis of rotation and change sin ocean currents are three natural factors that affect earth's climate.

4. Emission of green houses gases to the atmosphere, deforestation, polluting the water bodies are three man made factors that affect earth's climate.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 11:11 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 11:11 AM

Who determined that individual traits are determined by discrete factors in what year

Gregor Mendel It wasn't until 1865

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 10:43 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 10:43 AM

What did Mendel's cross pollination of pea plants prove A crossing a tall plant with a tall plant will always results in a tall plant B all the cells in an organism carry the same hereditary factors C inheritance of certain factors is dependent upon the genetic code D certain factors are dominant and other factors are recessive

Answer: The correct answer is- D certain factors are dominant and other factors are recessive.

Mendel was interested in knowing the offspring that is produced from the cross pollination (that is from two different plants) as he wanted to study different traits of pea plant.

For doing so, he first removed the anthers of one plant (to prevent self pollination) and then transferred the pollens of one plant into the stigma of another plant.

When he allowed the cross pollination of purebred pea plant with other plant, he observed that some factors are dominant (such as tall height of pea plant, which masks the expression of recessive factors) and other are recessive (such as dwarf height of pea plant).

Thus, option D) is the right answer.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 10:31 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 10:31 AM

An objects position is always defined relative to a reference point. If the object changes position, its motion can be described as moving in some direction in relation to this reference point. If the relative position of a diver Is begin described as below a certain reference point midway through a dive, what reference point is most likely being used A. The bottom is the swimming pool B. The diving board C. Other swimmer in the water D. The far side of the swimming pool

The position of the diver is described as "below a certain point"; therefore, the reference point must be above the diver. For a diver in the middle of his dive, the bottom of the pool, the other swimmers and the far side of the swimming pool are likely to be below the diver, or at level with the diver at most. Out of the options, the only point of reference that is likely to be above the diver is B. the diving board. 

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 08:02 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 08:02 AM

What characteristic is used to divide aquatic biomes into three zones?

The answer is the light exposure. Hope this helps:)

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:56 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:56 AM

Consider a wetland habitat. Imagine a very hot summer with little rain. What would be the density dependent limiting factor for the populations of all animals living here

The density dependent limiting factor for the population of all animals living there is the supply of water or watering holes that are available within the environment. Sometimes, animals decrease in their population when water resources are not available. Almost all living organisms on Earth are dependent on water and cannot survive without, rising temperatures can give way to such scarcity.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:53 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:53 AM

What factors can limit the growth of the human population?

We would over populate the eart leading to no water or no food, we would eventually go into a fallout and have nuculer war and then everything is gonna go to sh and we are going to have to repopulate 

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:39 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:39 AM

Discuss how temperature and amount of precipitation can affect the type of plants and animals found in the rainforest biome.

Most animals will live in the rain forest because its tropical and it rains. 

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:28 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 06:28 AM

Factors that are manipulated during an experiment procedure

Science is an organized way of using evidence to learn about the natural world.

The goal of science is to investigate and understand the natural world, to explain events in thenatural world, and to use those explanations to make useful predictions.

The Scientific Method Itself:
I. Observations:

Whether they start with a problem or not, scientists make careful observations.

Observations are a way to collect data (recorded observations or information) about events or processes in a careful, orderly way, using the senses (sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell).

Two types of data include:

a) Quantitative data: Are observations which collect data that can be directly measured or counted.

b) Qualitative data: Are observations involve making careful descriptions or drawings and do not involve numbers.

Inference: A logical interpretation of an observation based on prior knowlege. An educated guess as to what is occurring.

II. Hypothesis:
A proposed scientific explanation for a set of observations. Scientists devise hypotheses based on logical inferences, prior knowledge and informed, creative imagination.

Hypotheses may be tested by controlled experiments, or by collecting additional data.

III. Controlled Experiment:
A way to test a hypothesis by testing a single variable by changing it while keeping all other variables the same.

Variable: Any factor during an experiment that could change and affect the results (Examples: Temperature, pressure, amount of light, color of light, human error, etc......)

Manipulated variable: The factor in an experiment that is deliberately changed to test the hypothesis.

Controlled variable: any factor during an experiment that a scientist purposely keeps the same.

During the experiment, a scientist divides the tests into 2 groups, the control setup and the experimental setup.

Experimental setup: The part of the experiment that contains the manipulated variable.

Control setup: The part of the experiment that does not contain the manipulated variable. It may be called the placebo.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 05:52 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 05:52 AM

Name 3 abiotic factors.

The Abiotic factors are the non-living parts of the environment that can often have a major influence on living organisms. Abiotic factors include water, sunlight, oxygen, soil and temperature. I hope this helps.

ANSWERED AT 26/03/2020 - 05:46 AM

QUESTION POSTED AT 26/03/2020 - 05:46 AM