Environmental science Vocab by: Kanisha

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1. Environment of Pa

1.1. Temperate Deciduous forest

2. Food levels

2.1. Producers

2.2. primary consumers

2.3. tertiary cnsumers

2.4. decomposers

2.4.1. Bacteria

2.5. seconday consumers

2.6. Trophic levels

2.6.1. transefer of energy

2.6.1.1. only 10% passed on

3. Environments

3.1. tundra

3.2. desert

3.3. grassland/savanna

3.4. Forest

3.4.1. Rainforest

3.4.2. Deciduous forest

3.4.3. coniferous forest

3.5. wetlands

3.5.1. they help stop runnoff into strams an rivers

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

4. Organization

4.1. Organsim

4.2. Population

4.3. community

4.4. ecosystem

4.5. Biome

4.5.1. Fresh water

4.5.2. Marine

4.6. Food web

4.7. food chain

5. Factors

5.1. Biotic

5.1.1. Living organisms/was living

5.1.1.1. Plants

5.1.1.2. animals

5.1.1.3. twigs

5.2. Abiotic

5.2.1. non-living/never was living

5.2.1.1. rock

5.2.1.2. sunlight

5.2.1.3. wind

6. Biodiversity

6.1. Genetic biodiversity

6.1.1. Human vs. Human

6.2. Species biodiversity

6.2.1. Monkey vs. dog

6.3. Environment biodiversity

6.3.1. Forest vs. Desert

7. Organisms

7.1. Hot spots

7.1.1. An area where there is alot of different organisms in an area. like old grown forests

7.1.1.1. only covers 2% of the world

7.2. endangered species

7.2.1. an organism at risk of going extinct

7.3. Threatended species

7.3.1. an organism at risk of becoming endangered

7.4. indicater species

7.4.1. species that are required to show that an ecosystem is healthy

8. ecological sucsession

8.1. when and ecosystem grows

8.2. Primary

8.2.1. when an ecosystem starts where there wasnt one before

8.3. Secondary

8.3.1. when an ecosystem starts after a disturbance

8.4. Climax community

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

9. phases of ecological sucsession

9.1. pioneer species

9.1.1. small plants that have a short life span and reproduce rapidly

10. balance in an ecosystem

10.1. Limiting factors

10.1.1. is when there is something that keeps an organism from taking over an ecosystem or reaching its carrying cappacity

10.1.1.1. limiting factors can be weather, water, or like we use for deer, a longer hunting season. Humans have limiting factors too.

10.2. Carrying cappacity

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

10.3. population growth

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

10.4. population growth rate

10.4.1. is how fast an organism is growing

10.4.1.1. humans have a very high population growth rate and are quickly reaching their carrying cappacity

10.4.2. exponential is when the organism grows at a very fast pace. their poulation sky rockets

10.4.2.1. J-curve is an example of a graph for exponantial growth

10.4.2.2. 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.

11. New node

12. water pollution

12.1. erosion

12.2. run off

12.2.1. impermeable surfaces lead to run off into storm drains

12.2.2. wet lands slow down the water and reduce run off

12.3. point source

12.3.1. coming form a specific pipe and can be traced

12.4. Non-point source

12.4.1. can not be traced

12.5. organic pollutant

12.6. inorganic pollutant

12.7. all these pollutions affect everyone because of the watershed.

13. water purification

13.1. desalination

13.1.1. to get rid of the salt in water

13.2. aquifers

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

14. Natural Resources

14.1. Renewable

14.1.1. Able to replenish itslef within a human lifetime

14.2. Non renewable

14.2.1. not able to replenish itself within a human lifetime