Homework: Remote Sensing for Freshwater Habitats
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1. Name three sub-indicators of ecosystem vitality in freshwater habitats.
2. Which global and regional datasets can be used for monitoring sediment regulation in freshwater systems?
A. Global carbon models and the ESA explorer
B. Global population dynamics database and IUCN Red List
C. Satellite imagery (e.g. Landsat and Sentinel) and SAR surveys
D. World database on protected areas and Chlorophyll-a products
3. What are the advantages for the use of satellite observations in freshwater monitoring?
A. It provides consistency and comparability
B. It is available for large regions
C. It provides in-situ measurements
D. A and B
E. All of the above
4. Name two limitations of the use of satellite imagery for freshwater systems.
5. What has Landsat NOT been used for in the study of lakes?
B. Total suspended matter
C. Cyanobacterial blooms
D. Lake bottom type
6. CDOM is the optically-active part of dissolved organic matter.
7. Go to the Lake Erie HAB tracker website:
. Which region of the lake tends to see the highest concentrations of Chlorophyll-a?
A. Northeast (near Port Stanley)
B. Southeast (near Cleveland)
C. Western (near Toledo and Monroe)
D. None of the above
E. All of the above
8. Landscape genetics is the combination of:
A. Ecology and Biology
B. Geology and Geospatial statistics
C. Landscape Ecology and Genetic Monitoring
D. Biology and Genetic Monitoring
9. Name two uses of genetic markers in landscape genetics.
10. What is eDNA?
A. Genetic material obtained directly from environmental samples without any obvious signs of biological source material
B. Genetic material obtained directly from a species
C. A citizen science sampling protocol
D. A laboratory experiment involving fish
11. What is a resistance map in landscape genetics studies?
A. The identification of future risks from climate change to identify vulnerable populations
B. A hypothesis of species dispersal based on weighted landscape variables suspected to be important to gene flow
C. A hypothesis of species dispersal based on only in-situ data
D. A cartographic layer of land cover
12. In the case study example of Brook Charr in Canada, researchers found that which variable best accounted for genetic diversity?
A. Lake size
B. Suspended sediments
13. What features are included in the Riverscape Analysis Project (RAP)?
A. Habitat classifications for the Pacific Northwest rivers
B. Educational materials about landscape genetics
C. Citizen science opportunities for monitoring trout in the Pacific Northwest
D. All of the above
14. What are the three focus areas for the Freshwater Health Index?
A. Ecosystem vitality, citizen science, and governance
B. Ecosystem services, water temperatures, and Chlorophyll-a
C. Remote sensing, ecosystem services, and stakeholder engagement
D. Ecosystem vitality, ecosystem services, and governance & stakeholders
15. Name three variables collected via remote sensing that could be used in FHI calculations.
16. What are the four main features of the FHI tool?
A. Classification of data, archiving data, integration of information, and remote sensing
B. Classification of data, archiving data, integration of information, and report generation
C. Classification of data, downloading data, GIS analysis, and stakeholder meetings
D. Classification of data, water quality, integration of information, and remote sensing
17. Within the Ecosystems Services component of the FHI, what are the two provisioning services discussed?
A. Reliability of water supply and biomass for consumption
B. Biomass for consumption and harmful algal blooms
C. Flood regulation, and deviation of water quality metrics
D. Exposure to water-associated diseases and sediment regulation
18. Describe the features of this training you found most useful for your interests, research, or decision-making.
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