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Biogeography

Biogeography

Biogeography: Cosmopolitan, It's Not Just a Magazine True or False

1. Large islands have slower extinction rates than small islands because:They have more species on them.
2. High temperatures in the tropics cause:Warm air to rise and lose moisture
3. If a species is endemic to a region, it:Occurs nowhere else
4. Which of these is not a result of plate tectonics?Mountain ranges
5. What was the only explanation for disjunct distributions before the idea of continental drift was accepted?Land bridges
6. Based on what you know about species area curves, which state do you think would have the most species?Vermont
7. One way a non-swimming animal could reach an oceanic island is by:Tubing
8. What is one effect climate change has had on species ranges?Plants have more competition within their ranges.
9. In the future, the major grain-producing areas are predicted to:Move north
10. Which two major agricultural products only grow in tropical climates?Potatoes and tomatoes

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