Enviromental Science Mind Map - Joe

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1. Organism

1.1. A living entity.

1.1.1. Examples

1.1.1.1. Bear

1.1.1.2. Grasshopper

1.1.1.3. Algae

1.1.1.4. Fungi

1.1.1.5. Sunflower

1.1.1.6. Kangaroo

2. Population

2.1. Same type of animals living in a given area.

2.1.1. Bears

2.1.2. Tigers

2.1.3. Kangaroos

2.1.4. Trout

3. Community

3.1. Several populations interacting in a given area.

3.1.1. Bears and Trout

3.1.2. Tigers and Lions

3.1.3. Fox and Wild Birds

4. Ecosystem

4.1. Several communities interacting with their enviorment

4.1.1. Community 1 (Bears and Trout) - Temperate Deciguous Forests

4.1.2. Community 2 (Fox and wild birds) - Temperate Deciguous Forests

5. Biomes

5.1. Many ecosystems in one, with a specific climate.

5.1.1. Desert

5.1.2. Ocean

5.1.3. Tundra

5.1.4. Deciguous and Coniferous forests

5.1.5. Rainforest

5.1.6. Savannah

6. Rainforest

6.1. A biome that has a specific climate (humid and alot of percipitation) and destinctive orgranisms.

6.1.1. Rain

6.1.2. Humid

6.1.3. Tucan

6.1.4. Lizards

6.1.5. Monkeys

7. Temperate Deciguous forest

7.1. A biome of trees with leaves

8. Coniferous forest

8.1. A biome of trees with needles (pine needles etc.)

9. Desert

9.1. A biome with a hot, humid climate and destinctive organisms.

9.1.1. Scorpions

9.1.2. Cacti

10. Tundra

10.1. A very cold climate. Most of the time snow is involved.

10.1.1. Snow

10.1.2. Glaciers

11. Freshwater Biome

11.1. A biome of non-salt (fresh) water and destinctive species to that water conditions.

11.1.1. Fish

11.1.2. Plants

12. Marine Biome

12.1. A biome of salt water and destinctive oganisms that can live in that water conditions.

12.1.1. Crabs

12.1.2. Fish like Tuna etc.

13. Grassland/Savannah

13.1. A usually dry area with mostly grassland.

13.1.1. Rabbits

13.1.2. Birds

14. Food Chain

14.1. A chain of species being eaten by its predaor and then its predator, etc. until the largest animal with no predators

15. Food Web

15.1. A number of species in a "web" that shows more then one predator per species most of the time. Also it usually shows a predators mutiple preys.

16. Producer

16.1. First organism on a food chain or web and it is a plant that transfers energy to a consumer.

16.1.1. Any type of plant

17. Primary Consumer

17.1. The first degree of a consumer that usually feeds of the Producer.

17.1.1. Mice

18. Secondary Consumer

18.1. The second degree of a consumer typically shown in a food chain or web, it usually feeds on the Primary Consumer.

18.1.1. Hawk

19. Tertiary Consumer

19.1. The third degree of a consumer typically shown in a food chain or web, it usually feeds on the Secondary Consumer.

19.1.1. Larger bird of prey, Ex: Eagle

20. Decomposer

20.1. Bacteria of organisms that break down/eat dead orgranisms

20.1.1. Bacteria

20.1.2. Worms

21. Trophic Levels

21.1. Stages in a food chain.

22. Biotic Factors

22.1. Living factors in an environment.

23. Abiotic Factors

23.1. Non-living factors in an environment.

24. Hot Spot

24.1. Area where fires commonly occur.

25. Threatened Species

25.1. Species that are in danger of being endangered.

26. Endangered Species

26.1. When there are very few organisms of its kind left.

27. Ecological Succession

27.1. Progressive succession until a climax community is established.

28. Primary Succession

28.1. Development of life that was previously barren, usually where a disaster has occurred.

29. Secondary Succession

29.1. Usually whens shrubs start to grow in a previously barren habitat.

30. Pioneer Species

30.1. Species that colonize and colonized habitat.

31. Climax Community

31.1. New node

32. Limiting Factors

32.1. Factors that limit the growth of populations.

33. Carrying Capacity

33.1. The capacity a environment can hold.

34. Population Growth

34.1. The growth pfpopulations.

35. Population Growth Rate

35.1. The rate at which populations rise.

36. Exponential Growth

36.1. Development at an increasingly fast rate.

37. J-Curve

37.1. Graph where the graph is leveled off then quickly grows.

38. S-Curve

38.1. Graph where it goes up then goes back down.

39. Water Pollution

39.1. Pollution that washes into water.It could be trash, fertilizers, animal waste etc.

40. Aquifer

40.1. A underground source of water.

41. Desalination

41.1. The process in which salt water has the salt removed from it.

42. Water Purification

42.1. Process in which water is purified of its pollutants.

43. Watershed

43.1. Where a bunch of rivers run to a common source.

44. Impermeable

44.1. A surface where water can't soak into it

45. Erosion

45.1. Where water erodes objects, commonly rocks.

46. Runoff

46.1. Where water runs off an impermeable surface.

47. Wetlands

47.1. A biome where excess runoff water commonly collects.

48. Urbanization

48.1. Its when organisms habitat is cut down and is replaced by buildings.

49. Point Source

49.1. Pollution that comes from a traceable source.

50. Non-Point Source

50.1. Pollution that doesn't come from a direct source Ex: Storm Drains

51. Organic Pollutant

51.1. Something that is organic but has pollutants in it.

52. Inorganic Pollutant

52.1. Things like fertilizers and other man made products that pollute.

53. Natural Resources

53.1. Resources that come from Earth like trees, wind and water.

54. Nonrenewable Resources

54.1. Resources that won't replenish itself within mans lifetime.

55. Renewable Resources

55.1. Resources that will replenish itself within mans lifespan.