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Kush - Enviormental Science Vocab. by Mind Map: Kush - Enviormental Science Vocab.
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Kush - Enviormental Science Vocab.

Biome

biome - a geographic area that contains many ecosystems. Determined by climate.

Tundra

Desert

Rainforest

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Coniferous Forest

Freshwater

Marine

Grasslands/Savannah

Food Chain

producers

primary consumer ( 1 degree )

secondary consumer ( 2 degree)

tertiary consumers ( 3 degree )

decomposers

Food Web

Shows energy transfer between trophic levels

Small to big

Orgainism

a living thing

Popullation

group of orgainisms

Community

different types of orgainisms that live together

Ecosystem

habitat where groups of orgainisms work together to live

Biome

Biodiversity

The variation in species in an ecosystem

Genetic Biodiversity

Species Biodiversity

Ecosystem Biodiversity

Hot Spots

Specific areas (17 areas) near the equator that are the most biodiverse areas in the world

Species

Endangered Species

A species that is almost extinct in all its habitats

Threatened Species

A species that is threatened to die out in only one of its habitats

Indicator Species

A species that will tell if a habitat/ecosystem is healthy or not

Pioneer Species

short lifed species that set up the basis of an ecosystem

Ecological Succession

An ecosystem changes over time

Primary Succession

an ecosystem starts from nothing - a new volcanic island

Secondary Succession

an ecosystem starts where there was life before - burned down rainforest

Climax Community

Population

Limiting factors affect -->

Popualation has a carrying capacity

Population Growth

Population Growth Rate

the rate at which a populations grow. Briths - deaths

Exponential Growth

water pollution

Point Source

Non-point Source

Organic Pollutant

Inorganic Pollutant

Runoff

Waste, cans, debris, fertilizers, etc. that is washed away into stormdrains.

Erosion

Natural resources

Renewable Resources

any material/energy source that can be replaced/cycled during 1 human lifespan.

Non-renewable Resources

any material/energy source that cannot be replaced.  

Aquifer

An area underground where water is, or there is a layer of water.

Water Purification

Desalination

The removal of salt from water

Watershed

How they can be created

Wetlands

Urbanization

Urbanization has greatly impacted the enviorment. It vreates many impermeable sources and usually has a high pollution rate.