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Environmental science by Mind Map: Environmental science
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Environmental science

Biomes

rainforest

temerate deciiduous forest

coniferous forest

desert

tundra

freshwater

marine

grassland/svannah

an area where organsism live with different ecosystems (climate, location)

mice and chipmunks living in a field with trees and grass

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food chain

food chain

New node

food web

producer

secondary consumer

tertiary consumer

decomposer

trophic levels

primary consumer

food web

arrows show the energy flow

biotic and abiotic factors

Biotic- a living or once living organism

Abiotic- a non-living organism

organism

a living being

mouse

1

ecosystem

an area in which different organisms live

mouse and chipmunks living in a filed

4

population

a goup of the same organism living together

a bunch of mice

2

community

different organisms co-existing

mice and chipmunks

3

Biodiversity

The variety of organisms in a geographic area

Genetic Bodiversity

species biodiversity

Problem: humans are killing organisms faster then they can reproduce

Ecosystem biodiversity

Hot spot

endangered species

threatened species

Indicator species

ecological succesion

J-curve

it shows the growth of population

Population Growth rate

S-curve

it show the growth of popuation

Population growth

Ecological succession

Primary succession

ex of ecological succession

Secondary succession

Pioneer species

they are the first species to start on a new land or area to live

climax community

when the vegetation eventualy reaches a steady rate

limiting factors

Carrying capacity

runoff

A water flow that goes down the storm drain colecting excess soil, debris, and all kinds of litter ect.

water polution

causes-sewer discharge, poorly managed livestock, detergents, petroleum products ect.

aquifier

a water purifier

desalination

the remove of excess salt or other unwanted substances from water

water purification

the process of removing unwanted substances from raw water

watershed

it seperates the drainage system stuff

Impermeable

a serfice that water cant go through. such as cement, in a parking lot ect.

erosion

a gravity driven process that moves sediments (ect.)

wetlands

examples: bog, marsh, or swamp