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Mara, Environmental Science Mind Map by Mind Map: Mara, Environmental Science Mind Map
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Mara, Environmental Science Mind Map

levels of organization

organism-a living creature consisting of at least one cell

population-a family of the same type of organisms

community- different populations of organisms living together

ecosystem-biotic and abiotic factors living together

biome-the area in which an ecosystem exists including the climate and location

food chain

producer

consumer

decomposer

food web

trophic levels

biodiversity- the variety of organisms in a single geographic area

genetic biodiversity-the difference in genetics.

species biodiversity-the difference in species

hot spots-spots where a large variety of species is found in one small area. There are 17 hot spots covering about 2% of earth's land area and are mostly found in the tropics

species

ecosystem biodiversity-the variety of organisms in an ecosystem

Ecological Succession- the process by which and ecosystem recovers from a distaster, man-made or natural

primary succession-this occurs in a place where an ecsystem has never existed

secondary succession-this occurs in an ecosystem that has been disturbed/destroyed by a natural/man-made disaster

pioneer species-smaller, grow faster, require fewer resources, thrive with little competition. these species usually thrive at the beginning of succession

climax community-this is a diverse community of species that take longer to grow and survive easily in a certain environment. These species usually do not change unless affected by a natural/man-made disaster

ecosystem

limiting factors

carrying capacity-the number of individuals of a species that an ecosystem can support

Population-the number of a certain kind of living organism

population growth- the growth of a population

population growth rate-the speed at which a population grows, measured by comparing the amount of people being born the of amount of people dying

exponential growth-the growth of a population exponentially

Water

water pollution

water purification

watershed-the area drained by a river or other body of water

natural resources-natural materials used for human benefit

renewable resources- resources that replenish themselves and do no run out

nonrenewable resource-resources that will eventually be used up