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Enviromental Science by Mind Map: Enviromental Science
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Enviromental Science

Biomes

Geographic area with many ecosystems based on climate and elevation.

Temperate decidous forest

Coniferous forest

Desert

Tundra

Freshwater biome

Marine biome

Grassland/savannah

Rainforest

Food Chain

A visual image of the energy transfer between organisms.

Included in one

Organisms

Primary Consumer

Secondary Consumer

Tertiary Consumer

Decomposer

Producers

Example

Food Web

Many food chains

Show relationships in one ecostystem between abiotic and biotic factors

Example

Biotic Factors

A living thing, part of a living thing, or was living at some point.

Examples

Corpse

Plants

Cheetah

Paper

Dandriff

2 by 4-wood

Corn

Abiotic Factors

Nonliving things, never lived, never will

Examples

Sunlight

Water

Dirt

Air

Wrist Watch

Electricity

A rock

Trophic Levels

Transfer of energy

Population

Limiting Factors

Conditions that limit the growth of a species in an enviroment, biotic and abiotic factors that prevent continuous growth.

Examples, Drought, Prey, Pollution

Endangered Species

A species in danger of extinction throughout most or all areas of inhabits.

Threatened Species

A species likely to become endangered in the near future.

Hot Spots

17 regioins on Earth where species are found biodiverse.

Carrying capicity

Maximum number of individuals of species that an ecosystem can support.

Population Growth

Population Growth Rate

Exponential growth

J-curve

S-curve

It gradually slows down and levels off.

Ecosystem

Biodiversity

Genetic Biodiversity

Species Biodiversity

Ecosystem Biodiversity

Pioneer Species

Indicator Species

A species that tells how healthy the ecosystem is. They may be plants or animals.

Succession

Ecological succession

Primary succession, Example- when a volcano reaches above sea level

Secondary succession, Example- after a volcano erupts

Community

Climax Community

Water

Water Pollution

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

Urbanization

Water purfication

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.

Aquifer

Resources

Natural

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