genetic, make up
species, different types
ecosystem, difference in ecosystems
an area where there is lots of biodiversity. Only 17 left on earth and all are pretty close to the equator.
is a living thing, was a livin thing, or was a part of a living thing, animals, humans, plants
never living, metals, water, air
arrows showing transfer of E
shows the connections between food chains better an descirbes a ecosystem.
Producer, Gets 100% of the energy
Primary Consumer, Gets 10% of the energy
Secondary Consumer, Gets 1% of the energy
Tertiary Consumer, Gets .1% of the energy
a living thing
a group of the same species living together
different types of organisms that live together and interact
habitat where different organisms survve and interact
geographic area that contains many ecosystems determined by climate, EXAMPLES least to greatest(biodiverse wise), Tundra, Desert, Freshwater, Grassland, Coniferous Forest, Temperate Deciduous, Marine, Rainforest
Species that canonly live in a certain area
A species in danger of extinction throughtout most or all of the area it inhabits
A species likely to become endangered in the near future
A species that appears early in succession and grows fast, requires few resources, and thrives with little competition.
Large, grow very slowly, and reproduce quickly an dominate in community. Climax Communitites neverchange unless there is a disturbance.
occurs where life never existed before like a new island. seeds come to island and slowly life begins to grow.
process that begins in an ecosystem when something occured that destroyed the ntural community. At an abondoned farm or Yellowstone due to fire.
Conditions of the environment that limit the growth of a population.(Biotic and Abiotic factors)
Is the number of individuals of a species that an ecosystem can support
The total amount of the species that inhabit the area
The rate at which the species is growing, can be positive and negative
Exponetial Growth is at the sudden increase
Is like the J-Curve but then begins tolevel off over time and has NO POINT at which it stops increaing
the process of getting rid of unwanted contaminents from water.
Desalination, any processses that remove minerals from water.
Point source, pollution that comes from one specific area and can be identified.
Non-point source, pollution that comes from many areas and cannot be identified
Impermeable, not allowing the passage of fluids thrugh a material, Impermeable surfaces lead to RUNOFF, Runoff is water that can't be absorbed by plants and ends up going into some sort of drainage like storm sewers.
Organic pollutant, contaminents in an environment that can be biodegraded by microorganisms
in-organic pollutant, contaminents in an environment that can not be biodegraded by microorganisms
Aquifer, an undergrounf layer of water bearing permeable rock, from which groundwater can be extracted from.
Watershed, an area of land where all of the water that it drains off of goes to the same place
Wetlands, an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either most of the year or all of it, and a habitat for certain types of animals., when wetlands are destroyed, it leads to more erosion, erosion is the process that moves solids in the natural environment and deposits it somewhere else.
the physical growth of urban areas as a result of global change
materials that can be found on earth
a material that can be used and replaced before the end of the human life span
a material that cannot be replaced before the end of a human life span