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Enviromental Science Mind Map - Joe by Mind Map: Enviromental Science Mind
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Enviromental Science Mind Map - Joe

Organism

A living entity.

Examples, Bear, Grasshopper, Algae, Fungi, Sunflower, Kangaroo

Population

Same type of animals living in a given area.

Bears

Tigers

Kangaroos

Trout

Community

Several populations interacting in a given area.

Bears and Trout

Tigers and Lions

Fox and Wild Birds

Ecosystem

Several communities interacting with their enviorment

Community 1 (Bears and Trout) - Temperate Deciguous Forests

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

Biomes

Many ecosystems in one, with a specific climate.

Desert

Ocean

Tundra

Deciguous and Coniferous forests

Rainforest

Savannah

Rainforest

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

Rain

Humid

Tucan

Lizards

Monkeys

Temperate Deciguous forest

A biome of trees with leaves

Coniferous forest

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

Desert

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

Scorpions

Cacti

Tundra

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

Snow

Glaciers

Freshwater Biome

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

Fish

Plants

Marine Biome

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

Crabs

Fish like Tuna etc.

Grassland/Savannah

A usually dry area with mostly grassland.

Rabbits

Birds

Food Chain

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

Food Web

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.

Producer

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

Any type of plant

Primary Consumer

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

Mice

Secondary Consumer

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

Hawk

Tertiary Consumer

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

Larger bird of prey, Ex: Eagle

Decomposer

Bacteria of organisms that break down/eat dead orgranisms

Bacteria

Worms

Trophic Levels

Stages in a food chain.

Biotic Factors

Living factors in an environment.

Abiotic Factors

Non-living factors in an environment.

Hot Spot

Area where fires commonly occur.

Threatened Species

Species that are in danger of being endangered.

Endangered Species

When there are very few organisms of its kind left.

Ecological Succession

Progressive succession until a climax community is established.

Primary Succession

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

Secondary Succession

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

Pioneer Species

Species that colonize and colonized habitat.

Climax Community

New node

Limiting Factors

Factors that limit the growth of populations.

Carrying Capacity

The capacity a environment can hold.

Population Growth

The growth pfpopulations.

Population Growth Rate

The rate at which populations rise.

Exponential Growth

Development at an increasingly fast rate.

J-Curve

Graph where the graph is leveled off then quickly grows.

S-Curve

Graph where it goes up then goes back down.

Water Pollution

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

Aquifer

A underground source of water.

Desalination

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

Water Purification

Process in which water is purified of its pollutants.

Watershed

Where a bunch of rivers run to a common source.

Impermeable

A surface where water can't soak into it

Erosion

Where water erodes objects, commonly rocks.

Runoff

Where water runs off an impermeable surface.

Wetlands

A biome where excess runoff water commonly collects.

Urbanization

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

Point Source

Pollution that comes from a traceable source.

Non-Point Source

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

Organic Pollutant

Something that is organic but has pollutants in it.

Inorganic Pollutant

Things like fertilizers and other man made products that pollute.

Natural Resources

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

Nonrenewable Resources

Resources that won't replenish itself within mans lifetime.

Renewable Resources

Resources that will replenish itself within mans lifespan.