Geographic area with many ecosystems based on climate and elevation.
A visual image of the energy transfer between organisms.
A living thing, part of a living thing, or was living at some point.
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Nonliving things, never lived, never will
Conditions that limit the growth of a species in an enviroment, biotic and abiotic factors that prevent continuous growth.
Examples, Drought, Prey, Pollution
A species in danger of extinction throughout most or all areas of inhabits.
A species likely to become endangered in the near future.
17 regioins on Earth where species are found biodiverse.
Maximum number of individuals of species that an ecosystem can support.
It gradually slows down and levels off.
A species that tells how healthy the ecosystem is. They may be plants or animals.
Primary succession, Example- when a volcano reaches above sea level
Secondary succession, Example- after a volcano erupts
Non-point source, Runoff
Point source, Ex: Companies dumping
Impermeable, Ex: concrete
Erosion, Caused by loss of vegeatation, Adds to water pollution-sediment
Organic Pollutant, Examples, detergants, Insecticides and herbicides, Petroleum by-products, Tree and bush debris
Inorganic Pollutant, Examples, Ammonia, Heavy metals, Sediment
Desalination, Used in most African countries, Taking the salt out of ocean water to make it drinkable.
Wetlands, Purifies water, A type of ecosytem
Watershed, We live in the Delaware Basin.
Renewable, Any material or energy source that cycles or can be replaced withen a human life span, Examples, Trees, Grass, Water, Air, Solar Power
Nonrenewable, Material or energy source that cannot replaced during a human life span, Examples, Oil, Minerals, Fossil Fuels, Rock