Thomas' Environmental Science Vocab project

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1. Levels of Organization

1.1. Organism

1.1.1. Robin

1.2. Population

1.2.1. Robins

1.3. Community

1.3.1. Robins, worms,sparrows, cats

1.4. Ecosystem

1.4.1. Forest

1.5. Biome

2. Food Web vs. Food Chain

2.1. Food Web

2.1.1. Factors involved in food chains and webs Trophic Level Producer Dandelion Primary consumer Rabbit Secondary consumer Fox Tertiary consumer Bear Decomposer Fungi

2.2. Food Chain

3. Biotic factors

3.1. whale

3.2. hair

3.3. snail

3.4. apple

3.5. paper

4. Abiotic factors

4.1. sand

4.2. water

4.3. temperature

4.4. air

4.5. sunlight

5. Biodiversity

5.1. Genetic biodiversity

5.2. Species biodiversity

5.3. Ecosystem biodiversity

5.4. Hot Spots

6. species

6.1. Endangered species

6.1.1. This is a species that is on the verge of going extient.

6.2. Threatened species

6.2.1. This species is starting to become threatened.

6.3. Indicator species

6.3.1. This species is sensitive to pollution or other harmful things in the enviornment. They help show how an ecosystem is doing.

7. Ecological succession

7.1. Primary succession

7.2. Secondary succession

8. Population

8.1. Population growth

8.2. Population growth rate

8.3. Limiting factor

8.4. Carrying capacity

9. Exponential growth

9.1. J-curve

9.2. S-curve

10. Water Pollution

10.1. Point source

10.1.1. This is pollution that comes from a direct location. This is easy to pin point and the pollution is usually sent directly intot he river, stream, lake or ocean.

10.2. Non-point source

10.2.1. This pollution is hard to stop because it comes for a variety of different locations.

11. Watershed

11.1. This is an area where all the water will drain into one location. The watershed that we are in is the Delaware Basin.

12. Organic Pollutants

12.1. cleaners

12.2. food waste

12.3. detergents

12.4. petroleum

12.5. tree and brush debris

13. Inorganic pollutants

13.1. fertilizers

13.2. discharges from a power plant

13.3. sediment from runoff

13.4. acid from metal

14. Impermeable surface

15. Natural resources

15.1. Renewable resource

15.1.1. This is any material or energy source that will be replaced within a human life time.

15.2. Nonrenewable resource

15.2.1. This is any material or energy that will not be replaced during a human life time.

16. Erosion

16.1. Erosion is the process were solids like sediment, rock and are moved and placed in a different location. One major cause is runoff. This is were water moves down a surface into a water source. This moving water will often pick up sediments rocks and trash, which is also a cause of water pollution.

17. Water purification

18. Wetlands

19. Urbanization

19.1. This were there is an increased number of people populating urban areas like cities.