1. Does climate change tend to be more abrupt of gradual? Explain your answer.
2. Why is climate change geographically non-uniform in direction and magnitude?
3. Why are top predators particularly subject to overfishing? What are some major implications for the rest of the food web? In addition, provide an example of a top predator and how it has been impacted by overfishing.
4. In what sense are invasive species "exotic?" In addition, provide a few sentences about snakehead fish, and lionfish as exotics -- which aquatic environments do they present dangers around the United States? How about the Great Lakes-- zebra mussels?
5. Explain why water quality specialists use a drainage basin or watershed approach when addressing pollution issues within the Chesapeake Bay? Be specific with your explanation.
6. Why are federal-state partnerships needed for environmental stewardship of coastal areas such as coastal Texas, coastal Mississippi, coastal Alabama and coastal Louisiana? Be specific with your explanation preferably provide examples of such regional state-federal partnerships or cooperatives