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Stock Resourceconsidered nonrenewable but they are capable of reuse they are mined as stock can never be mined again but they can be recycled ex metal oresFund resourcesame as stocks but regenerate slowly over long periods of time ex oil gas and coalRemember the exam is only 2 hourspick 3 or 4 most significant concepts from each lesson and know them wellI cant ask you questions about everything There is likely more emphasis from lessons 5 to 11 because that is when we started applying the more generic bits from 1 to 4 into management techniques and conceptsFinally use each others brains to work together Last year students shared lessons in study groups and then shared notes among one another It only takes 12 people to cover the course and then you can share I will put up a new we love exams posting for sharing ideas and discussing content and setting up any groupsIn any two hour exam you most likely can appreciate we cant test everything Focus on key ideas and concepts in each chapter and in the online notesThe exam has the following structurePart AMultiple Choice10 marksPart BCompare and Contrast20 marksPart CShort Essay15 marksPart DApplication Question30 marksUse the marks provided as a guide to how much time you should spend on any given questionPart Ayou will get this part for sureyour traditional multiple choice exam questions There are 10Part Bis compare and contrast In these types of questions you will be given pairs of wordsWith them you want to ensure that you DEFINE the terms individually and the explain how they are either related or dissimilar The word pairs will either be homonyms eg biodiversity and bioaccumulation or pairs of words that show up together in various concepts discussed in the course eg clear cutting vs selected harvest There is SOME CHOICE in the selection of questions so make sure you read the questions carefully As a challenge to the group you may want to find pairs and post them to the bulletin board to share with others in the class it is like the parable of the monkeys but for studying 5 marks eachPart C is short essay You are given some CHOICE in this question also pick 1 of 3 You are given a statement and are asked to comment on it in short essay formateg about 250500 words In these answers you can integrate different ideas Dont be too narrow in your focus but dont goon for ever either or you will run out of time You can use point form or charts if you like where it is appropriateplease just frame the use of your chart By this I mean introduce why you have put the chart in your answereg below are examples of different types of resource values and some examples of eachFor example the statement Australia could be seen as an overpopulated country a resources perspective Explain why this statement is an accurate observation OR we could asksay Clearcutting the rainforests in either temperate or tropical areas has implications beyond those related to loss of trees Explain why the rainforests are important beyond the supply of timber So they are NOT LONG but you need to put some ideas together to support the statement or argue one way or the otherPart D is an application questionyou are given something short to read and then you apply your knowledge of resources and resource management to the problemvignetteLESSON 1Watch the first part of video The Population Bomb again that focuses on land use conflicts and consider the following questions1How did India respond to the extensive famine of the 1960s2What is the Green Revolution What have been the environmental consequences of this Revolution3Who is Rachel Carson What was her contribution to our understanding of impacts of the Green Revolution4What is the Blue Revolution Do you see similarities and differences between the two5Ehrlich discusses the problem of food distribution How many people could be fed globally if there was equal distribution and consumption was at the level of North American societyConsider the following questions and thoughts from the VideoPopulation Bomb1Who is Paul Ehrlich What is the Population Bomb and what is its message Paul is a professor at Standford university and wrote the book Population bomb message people will undergo famine 1970s save us and our planet from ourselves2What is meant by Carrying Capacity How can this concept be used with respect to agriculture and populationAlready exceeded carrying capacity how much the planet can hold3The demands on agriculture in the future will be increased to feed a larger population According to the film how was a similar demand resolved in India in the 60s What is meant by the term Green Revolution4Outline the major problems facing global trade and resource use Why is this especially critical between developed and developing countries5Do you believe there are no limits to population growth Can we solve all resource problems through technology and growth6Who is Rachel Carson What was her contribution to our understanding of global environmental issues7How does Ehrlich define overpopulation Why should you not define it as peoplearea or population density8Why was there a backlash to the proposal of sterilization in the developing countries Do you think forced sterilization should be an option for global population control9What are the variables in the equation IPAT 10Do you think we can limit consumption in developed nations11How would you describe the term sustainability from the descriptions in this film Sustainability is a term that will be used throughout the course and in many of the filmsStock Resourceconsidered nonrenewable but they are capable of reuse they are mined as stock can never be mined again but they can be recycled ex metal ores
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