Deforestation, Desertification & Declining Biological Diversity


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Choose the set of factors that will most certainly lead to desertification.

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1. Which of the following is NOT an effect of deforestation?

2. The variability of life forms within a given ecosystem is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Deforestation and desertification have grave impacts on the water cycle, the soil, plants, and human beings. Learn how with this lesson. This quiz and worksheet will help you define some important terms like carbon sinks, biological diversity, and erosion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following concepts:

  • The term for the transformation of fertile land into desert
  • Effects of deforestation
  • The term for the variability of life forms in an ecosystem
  • Why we use the term 'carbon sinks'
  • Roles of biodiversity

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on deforestation and desertification
  • Making connections - understand how deforestation and desertification affect humans directly and indirectly
  • Critical thinking - discuss the importance of stopping and avoiding deforestation and desertification

Additional Learning

To learn more about deforestation and desertification, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define deforestation and desertification
  • Define the Greenhouse Effect
  • Understand effects of deforestation on the water cycle
  • Understand how deforestation leads to soil erosion
  • Discuss effects of deforestation and desertification on biodiversity