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Enviromental Science Vocabulary by Mind Map: Enviromental Science
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Enviromental Science Vocabulary

Biome

A major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.

Freshwater

Ponds

Lakes

Grassland

Fields

Tundra

Extremely ha

Arctic

Antarctic

Desert

Not much water usually sand with few plants, animals, and organisms

Rainforest

A habitat that contains a variety of species with a very humid and warm temperature. A lot of species can live here because the conditions don't change drasticly.

Temperate Deciduous Forest

a forest with trees that the leaves change color and fall off... also there are four seasons?

Pennsylvania

Marine

Any salt water-based habitat.

Oceans

Coniferous Forest

a forest of evergeen type trees or trees that never change color or lose their leaves.

Food web

A group of food chains put together from the same biome or envioment

Producer

Is usaully a plant and takes sunlight and turns it into energy it can use.

Decomposer

Primary Consumer

Eats the producer... only gets 10% of energy from producer

Secondary Consumer

Tertiary Consumer

Food Chain

A succession of organisms in an ecological community that constitutes a continuation of food energy from one organism to another as each consumes a lower member and in turn is preyed upon by a higher member.

Producer

Decomposer

Primary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

Tertiary Consumer

Trophic Levels

any class of organisms that occupy the same position in a food chain, as primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers.

Biotic Factors

Having to do with life or living organisms

Abiotic Factors

 Abiotic: characterized by the absence of life or living organisms. Factors: the peices of something (in this case of an ecosystem or biomes)

Organism

a living thing, piece of a living thing, or something that at one time was living.

Population

Growth

Growth Rate

exponential growth, J-Curve, S-Curve

Community

Climax

limiting factors, carrying capacity

Ecosystem

Limiting factors

Carrying capacity

Biodiversity

Genetic

Species

Pioneer Species

Indicator Species

Ecosystem

Hot Spots

Spots on the Earth where there is a big group of different species living there. Usually near the equator or the tropics.

Threatned Species

Species of organisms that may become endangered

Endangered Species

Species of organisms that may become extinct

Ecological Succession

Primary Succession

When a new organism starts to grow usually grass.

Secondary Succession

When something disturbes a natural ecosystem and. After the disruption is gone the ecosystem starts to grow back and may or may not go back to the orginal state.

Erosion

Impermeable

Water Pollution

Aquifer

Desalination

Runoff

Urbanization

Point Source

Non-point Source

Organic Polluntant

Inorganic Polluntant

Water Purification

Watershed

Wetlands

Natural Resource

Renewable Resource

Nonrenewable Resource