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Brett's Environmental Science Mindmeister Map by Mind Map: Brett
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Brett's Environmental Science Mindmeister Map

Biomes

Tundra

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

Rainforest

Desert

Coniferous forest

Temperate deciduous forest

Grassland/savannah

Marine

Freshwater

Trophic Levels

Tertiary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

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

Primary Consumer

Producer

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

Decomposer

Organism

Food chain

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

Food web

Threatened species

A species that is threatened to go extinct from the environment

Endangered species

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

Indicator species

Pioneer species

Ecosystem

Population

A group of organisms.

Community

Group of different living organisms living together.

Biotic factors

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

Abiotic factors

Non-living organism or never having lived.

Hot spots

Primary succession

Secondary succession

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

Ecological succession

Climax community

Biodiversity

Genetic biodiversity

Species biodiversity

Ecosystem biodiversity

Humans

Limiting factors

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

Carrying capacity

Population growth

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

Population growth rate

Exponential growth

J-curve

S-curve

Water

Water pollution

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

Water purification

Aquifer

Impearable surface

Erosion

Urbanization

Runoff

Locations

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

Wetlands

Sources

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

Non-point sources, Pollution that is untraceable to the location that it comes from.

Pollutants

Organic pollutant

Inorganic pollutants

Resources

Natural reources, Materials or things people use from the Earth.

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

Nonrenewable resources, Materials or energy source that cannot be replaced during a human life span.