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Environmental Science Vocab :) ~Carolyn by Mind Map: Environmental
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Environmental Science Vocab :) ~Carolyn

Organic Pollutant

Biomes

Rainforest

Desert

Temperate Deciduous Forest

Coniferous Forest

Tundra

Freshwater

Marine

Grassland/Savannah

Food Chain

Producer

Primary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

Tertiary Consumer

Decomposer

Food Web

Abiotic Factors

Not living now, never was living, and never will be a living facor.      

Examples:

Clock

Sun

Temperature

Computer

Biotic Factors

Living things, and things that were once living.  Could also be peices of a living thing.

Examples:

Frog

Paper

Corpse

Endangered Species

An endangered species is a population of organisms which is at risk of becoming extinct because it is either few in numbers, or threatened by changing environmental or predation parameters. Also...

Examples:

Gray Wolf

Blue Whale

Giant Panda

Tiger

Threatened Species

Threatened species are any species (including animals, plants, fungi, etc.) which are vulnerable to extinction in the near future. World Conservation Union (IUCN) is the foremost authority on...

Examples:

African Elephant

Clouded Leapord

Chimpanzee

Indicator Species

An indicator species is any biological species that defines a trait or characteristic of the environment. For example, a species may delineate an ecoregion or indicate an environmental condition...

Examples:

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Ecological Succession

Ecological succession, a fundamental concept in ecology, refers to more or less predictable and orderly changes in the composition or structure of an ecological community. Succession may be...

Primary Succession

Secondary Succession

J-Curve

Pioneer Species

Pioneer Species are the first species to colonize or recolonize a barren or disturbed area.  

One example is a lichen

Climax Community

In ecology, a climax community, or climatic climax community, is a biological community of plants and animals which, through the process of ecological succession — the development of vegetation in...

Limiting Factors

A factor or limiting resource is a factor that controls a process, such as organism growth or species population, size, or distribution. The availability of food, predation pressure, or availability of shelter are examples of factors that could be limiting for an organism. An example of a limiting factor is sunlight in the rainforest, where growth is limited to all plants in the understory unless more light becomes available (such as in the event of a tree fall).  

Examples for a Rainforest:

Ammount of sunlight

Rainfall

Temperature/Humidity

Carrying Capacity

The carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely, given the food, habitat, water and other...

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Population Growth

Population growth is the change in population over time, and can be quantified as the change in the number of individuals in a population using "per unit time" for measurement. The term population...

Population Growth Rate

Exponential Growth

Exponential growth (including exponential decay) occurs when the growth rate of a mathematical function is proportional to the function's current value. In the case of a discrete domain of...

S-Curve

Water Pollution

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies such as lakes, rivers, oceans,lagoonss, and groundwater. All water pollution affects organisms and plants that live in these bodies of water...

Examples:

Storm Water Runoff

Litter

Oil Runoff

Aquifer

Desalination

Desalination, desalinization, or desalinisation refers to any of several processes that remove excess salt and other minerals from water. More generally, desalination may also refer to the removal...

Water Purification

Water purification is the process of removing undesirable chemicals, materials, and biological contaminants from raw water. The goal is to produce water fit for a specific purpose. Most water is...

Watershed

Impermeable

Examples:

Roof Tops

Driveways

Sidewalks

Road

Erosion

Erosion is a gravity driven process that moves solids (sediment, soil, rock and other particles) in the natural environment or their source and deposits them elsewhere. It usually occurs due to...

Runoff

Wetland

A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally. Such areas may also be covered partially or completely by shallow pools of water. Wetlands...

Urbanization

Urbanization (also spelled "urbanisation") is the physical growth of urban areas as a result of global change. Urbanization is also defined by the United Nations as movement of people from rural...

Point Source Pollution

Non Point Source

Inorganic Pollutant

Natural Resources

Renewable Resources

Nonrenewable Resource

Biodiversity

Genetic Biodiversity

Species Biodiversity

Ecosystem Biodiversity

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