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Matt Environmental Science Mind Map

Primary Consumer

the consumers that eat the producers.

Organism

Biome

the area where an ecosystem is.

Population

the total number of inhabitants in a species.

Communities

multiples of the same kind of organism.

Ecosystem

a habitat where biotic and abiotic factors interact.

Rainforest

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Coniferous Forest

Desert

a geographical area the gets little rainfall and can support little life. HOT!!!

Tundra

Freshwater Biome

Marine biome

remember wallops island

Grassland/savannah

a plain characterized by coarse grasses and scattered tree growth

Food Chain

Food Web

Producer

an organism, as a plant, that is able to produce its own food from inorganic substances

Secondary Consumer

second consumer in the food chain. eat the primary consumers

Tertiary Consumer

the top of the food chain/web the top consumer

Decomposer

Tropic Levels

Biotic Factors

living factors.

Abiotic Factors

Biodiversity

The variety of organisms living in a geographical area. It affects the health of an ecosystem.

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Genetic Biodiversity

the different genes within a species

Species Biodiversity

having many different species in a biome.

Ecosystem Biodiversity

when an ecosystem is biodiverse or filled with a vareity of things

Hot Spots

17 spots on earth covering 2% of the land mass and containing over half the species on earth

EndangeredSpecies

species that are in danger of becoming extinct.

Threatened Species

species in danger of being endangered.

Ecological Succession

the progressive replacement of one community by another until a climax community is established

Secondary Succession

when a place was once an ecosystem is destoryed and replaced by a new one.

Pioneer Species

first species to show up during succession. colonize uncolonized land.

Climax Community

a stable mature community in a successive series which has balanced itself after having progressed through stages and adapted to its new environment

Limiting Factors

things in the environment that contain a species population from exceeding carrying capacity

Carrying Capacity

the amount of one species an ecosystem can healthily sustain.

Population Growth

when the population grows.

Population Growth Rate

Exponential Growth

a extemely rapid growth of something.  for example: the human race after industrialization

J-Curve

S-Curve

indicator species

a species that shows the health of an ecosystem

Primary Succession

the development of biotic communities in a previously uninhabited and barren habitat. rock turns into soil by plants

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Water Pollution

Aquifer

any geological formation containing or conducting ground water

Desalination

The removal of salt or other chemicals from something, such as seawater or soil

Water purification

the process that cleans water of pollutants

Watershed

the region or area drained by a river, stream, etc

Impermeable

a surface that doesnt absorb water

Erosion

Erosion is a gravity driven process that moves solids (sediment, soil, rock and other particles) in the natural environment or their source and deposits them elsewhere. It usually occurs due to...

Runoff

rain that flows off from the land in streams

Wetlands

an area that is filled with moisture that absorbs some kinds of pollution and are habitats to many creatures and allow a species to replenish its numbers

Urbanization

when a natural place is destroyed and turned urban

Point source

pollution that can be tracked. like from industries or large sums from other places

Non-point source

pollution that cannot be tracked. like washing cars and things that everyone does.

Organic pollutant

organic compounds that are resistant to environmental degradation

Inorganic pollutant

Inorganic chemical pollutents are naturally found in the environment but due to human development

Natural resources

a source of power that occurs naturally on earth

Renewable resource

if it is replaced by natural processes at a rate comparable or faster than its rate of consumption by humans, can replenish itself in a human lifetime.

Nonrenewable resource

any natural resource that cannot be replenished by natural means at the same rates that it is consumed. cant replenish in a human lifetime