Vocabulary Logan

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Vocabulary Logan by Mind Map: Vocabulary Logan

1. Organism

1.1. Tropic Levels

1.1.1. Producer Converts sun light into energy.

1.1.2. Primary Consumer Feeds on Producers.

1.1.3. Secondary Consumer Feeds on Primary consumers.

1.1.4. Tertiary Comsumer Feeds on all other consumers.

1.1.5. Decomposer Feeds on decomposing material.

1.1.6. Biotic Factors Something living was living or was part of something living

1.1.7. Abiotic Factors Something nonliving and never will live

1.2. Population

1.2.1. The amount of organisms in an area.

1.3. Community

1.3.1. Different groups of organisms living together.

1.4. Ecosystem

1.4.1. A group of biotic and abiotic factors interacting in the same habitat.

1.5. Food Chain

1.5.1. Shows energy transfer from producer to top consumer in one line

1.6. Food Web

1.6.1. Many food chains interwoven

2. Biomes

2.1. Rainforests

2.2. Temperate Deciduous Forest

2.3. Coniferous Forest

2.4. Desert

2.5. Tundra

2.6. Freshwater

2.7. Marine

2.8. Grassland/Savannah

3. Envirmental Factors

3.1. Biodiversity

3.1.1. Genetic Biodiversity Diversity within a certain species

3.1.2. Species Biodiversity A multitude of organisms in an ecosystem

3.1.3. Ecosystem Biodiversity A multitude of different ecosystems on Earth

3.2. Species

3.2.1. Endangered Species A species at high risk of going extinct

3.2.2. Threatened Species A species that is close to being endangered

3.2.3. Indicator Species A species that indicates the well being of an ecosystem

3.2.4. Pioneer Species Hardy species that start succession

3.3. Succession

3.3.1. Ecological Succession The process of which communities of an ecosystem change over time

3.3.2. Primary Succession Starts an ecosystem where no ecosystem has ever been

3.3.3. Secondary Succession Reconstructs a damaged or destroyed ecosystem

3.3.4. Climax Community The last stage of succession

3.4. Population

3.4.1. Limiting Factors Biotic or abiotic factors that limit a species growth

3.4.2. Carrying Capacity The greatest number of organism in a species an ecosystem can hold

3.4.3. Population Growth A population growing

3.4.4. Population Growth Rate The rate at which a population grows

3.4.5. Exponential Growth A growth in population very fast in a short time

3.4.6. Hot Spot An area around the equator where the habitats are very biodiverse.

4. Graphs

4.1. J-Curve

4.1.1. Shows exponential growth

4.2. S-Curve

4.2.1. Shows exponential growth then population stabilizes

5. Water Pollution

5.1. Water Purification

5.1.1. Desalination The process of removing salt from salt water to create freshwater.

5.1.2. Wet Lands A natural ecosystem that purifies water.

5.2. Pollutants

5.2.1. Organic polluntant Things like deturgans, cleaning products insecticides etc.

5.2.2. Inorganic pollutant Chemicals and other industrial waste dumped into places leading to bodies of water.

5.3. Aquifer

5.3.1. A geological formation that contains fresh groundwater.

5.4. Watershed

5.4.1. The region or area which is drained by a river.

5.5. Runoff

5.5.1. Something that flows into a body of water.

5.5.2. Erosion The process where a suface is being worn away.

5.5.3. Impermeable A surface where no water can penetract causing unnatural drainage.

5.6. Pollution sources

5.6.1. Point A tracable point of pollution like a drain pipe.

5.6.2. Non Point A non tracable point of pollution like trash.

5.7. Natural Resources

5.7.1. Renewable A resource that can be remade over time but can be eliminated completly.

5.7.2. Nonrenewable A resource on Earth in a limited quantity.

5.8. Urbanization

5.8.1. The process of making a natural area into an urban area.