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Environment Mind Map By Angel by Mind Map: Environment Mind Map By Angel
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Environment Mind Map By Angel

Organism

Definition-a form of life composed of mutually interdependent parts that maintain many vital processes.

Trophic level

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

Pioneer species

Definition- a hardy species that is one of the first to establish itself at the start of the process of succession.

Climax community

Definition-one that forms in the last stage of succession.

Ecosystem

Definition-a system formed by the interaction of a group of organisms with their environment.

Food Chain

Producer

Primary consumer

Secondary consumer

Tertiary consumer

Decomposer

Food Web

Producer

Primary consumer

Secondary consumer

Tertiary consumer

Decomposer

Biotic Factors

Definition- consisting of living organisms.

Abiotic Factors

Definition-derived of living organisms.

Population

Definition-the total number of people inhabiting an area.

Limiting factors

Definition-conditions of the environment that limit the growth of a species.

Carrying capacity

Definitions-the number of individuals of a species that an ecosystem can support.

Population growth

Definition-increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory.

Population growth rate

Definition-the amount of increase that a population has gained within a specific period.

J-Curve

Definition-can grow until reach carrying capacity or runs out of resources.

S-curve

Definitions-when reaches carrying capacity because exponential growth cannot last forever.

Biodiversity

Definition-the number and variety of organisms found within a specific geographic region.

Genetic biodiversity

Species biodiversity

Ecosystem biodiversity

Hot spots

Definition-areas in the tropics near the equator that have high biodiversities.

Threatened species

Definition-a species likely to be endangered in the near future.

Endangered species

Definition-species in danger of extinction throughout most or all of the area inhabits.

Indicator species

Definition-A species whose presence, absence, or relative well-being in a given environment is indicative of the health of its ecosystem as a whole.

Biome

Definiton-geographic area that contains many ecosystems.(determined by climate)

Rainforest

Temperate deciduous forest

Pennsylvania is a temperate deciduous forest.

Coniferous forest

Desert

Tundra

Freshwater biome

Marine biome

Grassland/Savannah

Community

Definition-a group of interacting populations occupying a given area.

Limiting factors

Definition-conditions of the environment that limit the growth of a species.

Carrying capacity

Definitions-the number of individuals of a species that an ecosystem can support.

Population growth

Definition-increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory.

Population growth rate

Definition-the amount of increase that a population has gained within a specific period.

Urbanization

Definition-the process in which cities grow.

Exponential growth

Definition-development at an increasingly rapid rate in proportion to the growing total number or size.

Population growth

Definition-increase in the number of people who inhabit a territory.

Population growth rate

Definition-the amount of increase that a population has gained within a specific period.

Succession

Succession-the process of ecosystem development brought about by changes in community composition and the production of a climax characteristic of a particular geographic region.

Ecological Succession

Definition-the progressive replacement of one community by another until a climax community is established.

Primary Succession

Definition-the sequential development of plant and animal communities in an area in which no topsoil exists, as on a new lava flow.

Secondary Succession

Definition-the development of such communities in an area that has been disturbed but still retains its topsoil, as in a burned-over area.

Pioneer species

Definition- a hardy species that is one of the first to establish itself at the start of the process of succession.

Climax community

Definition-one that forms in the last stage of succession.

Water Pollution

Definition-pollution of the water in rivers and lakes.

Pollutants

Organic

Inorganic

Natural resources

Renewable

Nonrenewable

Sources

Point

Non-point

Aquifer

Definition-any geological formation containing or conducting ground water

Desalination

Definition-the removal of salt or other chemicals from something, such as seawater or soil

Water purification

Watershed

Impermeable

Erosion

Runoff

Wetlands