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Ally Environmental Science Vocab by Mind Map: Ally Environmental Science Vocab
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Ally Environmental Science Vocab

Biomes

Ecosystem

Community, Population, Organism, Limiting factors, Carrying capacity

Biotic factors

Abiotic factors

Indicator Species

Examples

Marine

Deciduous Forest

Desert

Grasslands

Rainforest

Tundra

Coniferous Forest

Freshwater

Food Webs

Food Chains

Producer

Primary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

Tertiary Consumer

Decomposer

Trophic levels

Transfer of energy between consumers. Each level loses 90% of the sun's energy from the previous level.

Biodiversity

Threatened Species

A threatened species has a high chance of becoming endangered.

Endangered Species

Genetic Biodiversity

Species Biodiversity

Ecosystem Biodiversity

Hot Spot

Ecological Sucession

Primary Sucession

Secondary Sucession

Pioneer Species

Climax Community

Population Growth

Population Growth Rate

Exponential Growth

J-Curve

S-Curve

Starts as a J-Curve, but eventually levels off and does not increase on the y axis.

Water Pollution

Erosion

Runoff

Impermeable

Point Source

Non-Point Source

Organic Pollutant

Inorganic Pollutant

Wetlands

Watersheds

A watershed is an area where water drains into a stream or lake  

Urbanization

Urbanization causes wetlands to be destroyed

Natural Resources

Renewable Resource

Nonrenewable Resources

Water Purification

Aquifers

Desalination