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Vocabulary Logan by Mind Map: Vocabulary Logan
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Vocabulary Logan

Organism

Tropic Levels

Producer, Converts sun light into energy.

Primary Consumer, Feeds on Producers.

Secondary Consumer, Feeds on Primary consumers.

Tertiary Comsumer, Feeds on all other consumers.

Decomposer, Feeds on decomposing material.

Biotic Factors, Something living was living or was part of something living

Abiotic Factors, Something nonliving and never will live

Population

The amount of organisms in an area.

Community

Different groups of organisms living together.

Ecosystem

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

Food Chain

Shows energy transfer from producer to top consumer in one line

Food Web

Many food chains interwoven

Biomes

Rainforests

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Coniferous Forest

Desert

Tundra

Freshwater

Marine

Grassland/Savannah

Envirmental Factors

Biodiversity

Genetic Biodiversity, Diversity within a certain species

Species Biodiversity, A multitude of organisms in an ecosystem

Ecosystem Biodiversity, A multitude of different ecosystems on Earth

Species

Endangered Species, A species at high risk of going extinct

Threatened Species, A species that is close to being endangered

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

Pioneer Species, Hardy species that start succession

Succession

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

Primary Succession, Starts an ecosystem where no ecosystem has ever been

Secondary Succession, Reconstructs a damaged or destroyed ecosystem

Climax Community, The last stage of succession

Population

Limiting Factors, Biotic or abiotic factors that limit a species growth

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

Population Growth, A population growing

Population Growth Rate, The rate at which a population grows

Exponential Growth, A growth in population very fast in a short time

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

Graphs

J-Curve

Shows exponential growth

S-Curve

Shows exponential growth then population stabilizes

Water Pollution

Water Purification

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

Wet Lands, A natural ecosystem that purifies water.

Pollutants

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

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

Aquifer

A geological formation that contains fresh groundwater.

Watershed

The region or area which is drained by a river.

Runoff

Something that flows into a body of water.

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

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

Pollution sources

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

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

Natural Resources

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

Nonrenewable, A resource on Earth in a limited quantity.

Urbanization

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