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Jayme Environmental Mind Map by Mind Map: Jayme Environmental Mind Map
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Jayme Environmental Mind Map

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Organism

Definition

A single living unit

Examples

Mouse, cat, platypus

Population

Definition

A group of the same organism living together

Example

Group of mice

Community

Definition

Different types of organisms living together

Example

mouse, rabbit, and a squirrel

Ecosystem

Definition

biotic and abiotic things living together

Example

forest

Biomes

Definition

The area in which the ecosystem exicts

Example

temperate dicidous forest

Rainforest

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Coniferous Forest

Desert

Tundra

Freshwater Biome

Marine Biome

Grassland/Savannah

Food Chain

Food Wed

Producer

100%

Primary Consumer

10%

Secondary Consumer

1%

Tertiary Consumer

0.1%

Decomposer

Trophic Level

Biotic Factors

Definition

living thing in an ecosystem

Examples

grass, worm, algae, rotting tree

Abotic Factors

Definition

living thing in an ecosystem

Example

water, rock, dirt

Biodiversity

Deffinition

variety of organisms in a geographic area

Genetic Biodiversity

Deffinition

the variety of genes within a breeding population

Species Biodiversity

Definition

the number of different species found in an environment

Ecosystem Biodiversity

Deffinition

the variety of animals within an ecosystem

Hot Spot

Where?...

generally near the equator

Endangered Species

Deffinition

a species that is on the road to becoming extinct

Threatened Species

Deffinition

a species that is on the road to becoming endangered

Indicator Species

Deffinition

species whose presence or absence is indicative of a particular habitat, community or set of environmental conditions

Sun

Ecological Succession

Definition

communities of plant and animal species in a particular area are replaced over time by a series of different communities

Primary Succession

Definition

Succession beginning with bare rock or soil

Secondary Succession

Definition

begins with a state in which other organisms were already present

Pioneer Species

Deffinition

an animal that colonizes previously uncolonized land

Climax Community

Limiting Factors

Deffinition

conditions of the environment that limit the growth of a species

Carrying Capacity

The Earth's carrying capacity is 2 billion.

Deffinition

the number of induviduals of a species that an ecosystem can hold

Population Growth

Population Growth Rate

Deffinition

change in population over time

Exponential Growth

Deffinition

when something goes up very rapidly on a graph

J-Curve

S-Curve

Water Pollution

Aquifer

Water Purification

Deffinition

the process of removing undesirable chemicals, materials, and biological contaminants from raw water

Watershed

Definition

where all rain and storm water go into on water source

Examples

Ohio, Deleware, Susquehanna, Allegheny

Impermeable

Definition

a surface that does not let water back into the ground

Erosion

Runoff

Definition

rainfall not absorbed by soil

How To Stop It...

by planting more natural plants, washing car in the grass, etc.

Wetlands

Deffinition

an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally

Urbanization

Definition

rapid and massive growth of, and migration to, large cities

Point Source

Deffinition

you can record and control the water pollution

Examples

factory, hospital

Non-point Source

Definition

you dont know where the water pollution came from

Examples

storm drain, washing car

Inorganic Pollutant

Organic Pollutant

rapid, massive growth, or migration to large cities

Natural Resource

Deffinition

resource supplied by nature

Renewable Resource

Deffinition

material or energy source that cycles or can be replaced within a human life span

Examples

tree, crops, air

Nonrenewable Resource

Definition

materials or energy source that cannot be replaced within a human life span

Example

coal, uramium, oil