Brett's Environmental Science Mindmeister Map

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1. Biomes

1.1. Tundra

1.1.1. Area that tree growth is hindered by low temperatures and short growing seasons.

1.2. Rainforest

1.3. Desert

1.4. Coniferous forest

1.5. Temperate deciduous forest

1.6. Grassland/savannah

1.7. Marine

1.8. Freshwater

2. Trophic Levels

2.1. Tertiary Consumer

2.2. Secondary Consumer

2.2.1. A species of animals that recieve 10% of energy from the primary consumers.

2.3. Primary Consumer

2.4. Producer

2.4.1. Plant life that produces energy from the sun,(photsynthesis) and is fed off to primary consumers.

2.5. Decomposer

3. Organism

3.1. Food chain

3.1.1. A representation of the predator-prey relationships between species within an ecosystem or habitat

3.2. Food web

3.3. Threatened species

3.3.1. A species that is threatened to go extinct from the environment

3.4. Endangered species

3.4.1. A species that is endangered of becoming extinct from an environment.

3.5. Indicator species

3.6. Pioneer species

4. Ecosystem

4.1. Population

4.1.1. A group of organisms.

4.2. Community

4.2.1. Group of different living organisms living together.

4.3. Biotic factors

4.3.1. Living organism or one time was living or a piece of something that was living.

4.4. Abiotic factors

4.4.1. Non-living organism or never having lived.

4.5. Hot spots

4.6. Primary succession

4.7. Secondary succession

4.7.1. A process of regrowth that begins in an ecosystem when something has disturbed or destroyed the natural community.

4.8. Ecological succession

4.9. Climax community

5. Biodiversity

5.1. Genetic biodiversity

5.2. Species biodiversity

5.3. Ecosystem biodiversity

6. Humans

6.1. Limiting factors

6.1.1. Biotic and Abiotic factors that prevent the continuous growth of a population

6.2. Carrying capacity

6.3. Population growth

6.3.1. The change in population over time for species of animals, plants, and humans.

6.4. Population growth rate

6.5. Exponential growth

6.6. J-curve

6.7. S-curve

7. Water

7.1. Water pollution

7.1.1. Desalination

7.1.1.1. A process that removes excess salt or other minerals from water.

7.1.2. Water purification

7.1.3. Aquifer

7.1.4. Impearable surface

7.1.5. Erosion

7.1.6. Urbanization

7.1.7. Runoff

7.2. Locations

7.2.1. Watershed

7.2.1.1. A region that's drained by, or one that contributes water to, a stream, lake, or other body of water.

7.2.2. Wetlands

7.3. Sources

7.3.1. Point source

7.3.1.1. Wastewater that comes from a specific source in sewers or other pipes that flow into a body of water.

7.3.2. Non-point sources

7.3.2.1. Pollution that is untraceable to the location that it comes from.

7.4. Pollutants

7.4.1. Organic pollutant

7.4.2. Inorganic pollutants

7.5. Resources

7.5.1. Natural reources

7.5.1.1. Materials or things people use from the Earth.

7.5.2. Renewable resources

7.5.2.1. Any material or energy source that cycles or can be replaced within a human life span.

7.5.3. Nonrenewable resources

7.5.3.1. Materials or energy source that cannot be replaced during a human life span.