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Jessica's Environmental Science Mind Map by Mind Map: Jessica
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Jessica's Environmental Science Mind Map


Rain Forest

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Coniferous Forest



Freshwater Biome

Marine Biome

Grassland/ Savannah

Trophic Levels


Primary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

Tertiary Consumer


Food Chain

A food chain shows how energy is passed from organism to organism.

food chain

Food Web

A food wed embodies different food chains in one ecosystem and shows the transfer of energy between organisms.

food web


Genetic biodiversity

Genetic biodiversity

Species biodiversity

Ecosystem biodiversity

Hot Spots- the MOST biodiversity

rank in size(1=smallest):





Biotic Factors

Abiotic Factors



Endangered Species

Species that are endanger of being extincted.

Endangered species

Threatened Species

Species that could go endangered.

Indicator species

Species required to show that the ecosystem is healthy. Ex owl in the old growth forest.

Pioneer Species

First species to start out in an ecosystem. Ex. Lichens, grass, moss.


Ecological Sucession

Primay Sucession

Secondary Sucesssion

Caused by a major event. Ex. a natural disaster! Causes the ecosystem to have to start all over.

Ecological sucession

Graphing/calculating Data!

S curve

Population Growth rate(when it will even out), The rate at which the population increases, Ex. Romania's population growth rate is -0.007 and Polands is 0.000

S curve

J curve

Exponential Growth

J curve

Population growth

The number of people the country increases by.

Figure out by multiplying the original # of people to the growth rate.


A climax community is the most species the ecosystem can support

All ecosystems have limiting factors... to keep the population from reaching carrying capacity

Carrying capacity is the the maximum number or organisms in a species that the ecosystem can support if it reaches carrying capacity the ecosystem will begin to die from lack of resources!

Example! easter Island!



Water Pollution

Causes: Runoff, ersion, urbanization, Impermiable surfaces cause stormwater runoff to travel into grasses or water ways, Impermiable-not allowing water through it, Urbanization

Point source is when you can locate the source of the pollution

nonpoint source is when the source is untraceable and you can not locate the source

organic pollutants are natural ones such as food processing waste, brush and debre from logging, detergens, or insecticides and herbicides.

inorganic pollutants are not natural. for example; acidity, amonia from food processing waste, fertilizers, heavy metal from cars, or silt or sediment from construction sites and logging.


Watersheds, A basin where all the runoff of an area goes, watershed

Oceans hold 87% of the Earth's water!, Desalination - Removing salt from the water

Surface water(inclding lakes, rivers, swamps, wetlands and other bodies of water), ground water (aquifers), icecaps and water in the soil and air make up the other 13%, 40% of all the surface water is poluted, Uses water purification to remove pollutants from the water


Natural resource

Renewable resource

Renewable resource

nonrenewable resource