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Environmental science Vocab by: Kanisha by Mind Map: Environmental science
Vocab by: Kanisha
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Environmental science Vocab by: Kanisha

Environment of Pa

Temperate Deciduous forest

Food levels

Producers

primary consumers

tertiary cnsumers

decomposers

Bacteria

seconday consumers

Trophic levels

transefer of energy, only 10% passed on

Environments

tundra

desert

grassland/savanna

Forest

Rainforest

Deciduous forest

coniferous forest

wetlands

they help stop runnoff into strams an rivers

urbanization often causes urban wetlands in a parking lot or empty space

Organization

Organsim

Population

community

ecosystem

Biome

Fresh water

Marine

Food web

food chain

Factors

Biotic

Living organisms/was living, Plants, animals, twigs

Abiotic

non-living/never was living, rock, sunlight, wind

Biodiversity

Genetic biodiversity

Human vs. Human

Species biodiversity

Monkey vs. dog

Environment biodiversity

Forest vs. Desert

Organisms

Hot spots

An area where there is alot of different organisms in an area. like old grown forests, only covers 2% of the world

endangered species

an organism at risk of going extinct

Threatended species

an organism at risk of becoming endangered

indicater species

species that are required to show that an ecosystem is healthy

ecological sucsession

when and ecosystem grows

Primary

when an ecosystem starts where there wasnt one before

Secondary

when an ecosystem starts after a disturbance

Climax community

is when the ecosystem gets very biodiverse and has many different organisms

phases of ecological sucsession

pioneer species

small plants that have a short life span and reproduce rapidly

balance in an ecosystem

Limiting factors

is when there is something that keeps an organism from taking over an ecosystem or reaching its carrying cappacity, limiting factors can be weather, water, or like we use for deer, a longer hunting season. Humans have limiting factors too.

Carrying cappacity

is the maximum number of one organisms that an ecosystem can indeffinately support

population growth

is when a population of an organism has more births than deaths

population growth rate

is how fast an organism is growing, humans have a very high population growth rate and are quickly reaching their carrying cappacity

exponential is when the organism grows at a very fast pace. their poulation sky rockets, J-curve is an example of a graph for exponantial growth, an S-curve is an example of a graph that had an exponential growth and reached its carrying cappacity then had a large decrease in population.

New node

water pollution

erosion

run off

impermeable surfaces lead to run off into storm drains

wet lands slow down the water and reduce run off

point source

coming form a specific pipe and can be traced

Non-point source

can not be traced

organic pollutant

inorganic pollutant

all these pollutions affect everyone because of the watershed.

water purification

desalination

to get rid of the salt in water

aquifers

when water is in the ground but is pure so it is drinkable

Natural Resources

Renewable

Able to replenish itslef within a human lifetime

Non renewable

not able to replenish itself within a human lifetime