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Rachel Sloss' Vocab Word Mind Map by Mind Map: Rachel Sloss
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Rachel Sloss' Vocab Word Mind Map

Biomes

A biome is a specific place in an ecosystem.

Rainforests

Tucan

Different layers of trees

Lots of Water

Desert

Camel

No Water

Cactus

Tundra

Polar bears

Ice

Snow

Penguins

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Oak

Suirrels

Fox

Birds

Almost any trees with leaves

Coniferous Forest

Trees with needles

Freshwater

Marine

Grassland/Savannah

Ecosystem

Close to the biomes.  But it is a group of biotic and abiotic factors interacting with one another in the same habitat.

Wetlands

River

Ocean

Woods

Desert

Coral Reef

Inside an Ecosystem

Organism

An animal or a plant.

Bear

Fish

Dog

Population

Groups of the same organism.

Bears

Dogs

Population growth rate, Population growth

Community

Groups of different living organisms living together.

Biome

Trophic levels

Web

A map of organisms that shows what eats what in a spread out kind of way.

Consumers, Primary (1 degree), Dragon Flies, Ducks, Mosquitos, Secondary (2 degree), Turles, Salamanders, Frogs, Tirtiary (3 degree), Heron, Crocodile

Chain

Straight line of what organism eats what with only one organism eating only one other organism.

Producers, Duckweed, Algae, Cattails, Lily Pads, Grass

Decomposers, Fungi, Bacteria

Different factors

Biotic

An organism that is/was/was a part of something living.

Plants

Animals

Abiotic

An organism that never has/will/is/was a part of something living.

Water

Limiting

Conditions in an environment that limit the growth of a species.

Sunlight

Water

Space

Temperature

Disease

Carrying capacity

Limit to growth of population. Number of individuals of a species that an ecosystem can support.

Biodiversity

The variety of organisms in a geographic area.

Genetic

Same specie biodiversity.

Species

Biodiversity within a species.

Ecosystem

Biodiversity through ecosystems.

Hot Spots

Places with high biodiversity mostly found near the equator.

Species

Indicator

Something sensitive in an ecosystem.  Indicates ecosystem's health.

Endangered

A species in danger of extinction throughout most or all of the area it inhabits.

Threatened

A species likely to become endangered in the near future.

Pioneer

In a new ecosystem, it is one of the first organisms to come.

Moss

Climax Communities

In a new ecosystem, one of the last organisms to come.

Oak Tree

Succession

Ecological

A process in which the communities of an ecosystem change over time.

Primary

An ecosystem starts from nothing.

New volcanic island

Secondary

An ecosystem is destroyed and is rebuilt.

Fire

Volcanic Explosion

Graph curves

J-Curve

Exponential growth

Exponential growth

S-Curve

Pollution

Run-off

Things other than rain water goes into storm drains.

Wetlands

Water pollution

Aquifer

Desalination, Water purification

Watershed

Vast collection where all water drains to one common water body.

Urbanization

Urbans on wetlands.

Erotion

Water pulling at land.

Organic Pollutant

Inorganic Pollutant

Resources

Natural

Renewable

Nonrenewable